Issa Rae talks about her new book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, fighting to add diversity in Hollywood, and the HBO show she’s working on with Larry Wilmore. We also talk about the struggles of black hair, with a special shoutout to Miss Jessie’s hair products.
“I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start?” ― Issa Rae, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
In this edition, Jeffrey Masters talks with Issa Rae about her book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.
Bio: With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 20 million views and over 170,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others. She developed a TV series with Shonda Rhimes for ABC and is currently developing a half-hour comedy for HBO with Larry Wilmore. This is her first book.