Black Girl Awkwardness Reigns: Issa Rae Comes to NCCU
Written By: Kimberly Knight
Photo Credit: Alex Anderson of AfroCurl Photography
Happy Thursday Luvs!
Issa Rae has become a cultural phenomenon as an actress, writer, director, producer, and web series content creator. Her web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" became a classic series showing the daily life of a young African-American woman experiencing daily life situations with all types of hilarious awkwardness happening. My favorite characters besides Issa of course was the co-worker that whispered and somehow everyone understood what he said. The YouTube web series gained attention all the way to HBO and in 2016 we took a peak into the evolution of "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" which is now called "Insecure". The first season was an intimate look into the lives of the couple Issa and Lawrence as they deal with real life situations in their relationship. The season left us wondering what will happen next with these two and the best part is this Summer Insecure Season 2 premieres! So of course your favorite blog got a chance to meet Issa Rae during her speaking engagement for the NCCU's Lyceum Series. Her witty, cool, and awkwardly dope persona was truly inviting. Even though we only had a moment I did get to capture some amazing images and dialogue from the Stanford University graduate.
Follow Issa Rae on Instagram & Twitter @IssaRae
Check out below the first episode where it all started!
Meeting Issa Rae was beyond pure dopeness. I consider myself an "Awkward Black Girl" at times and she's paved the way for colorful creatives like myself to create original content people can relate to. The moment I said hello she greeted me with a soft handshake and warm smile. I wish we could have had more time to interact but this picture speaks volumes! After watching Issa speak I walked away that afternoon feeling inspired to trust the creative process. We at The Lux Blog wish Issa Rae continued success in all of her future endeavors!
Until Next Time Ladies & Gentleman This Is The Lux Blog - Kimberly