06.01.13 Truth & Wisdom

ISSA RAE: OWN YOUR AWKWARD

BY The Conversation Team

Issa Rae

This week on The Conversation we’re talking with Internet sensation, Issa Rae. In this episode Issa chats about:

– Figuring out who she was as an individual.

– Why she turned down a television show.

– The lack of predominantly African American TV shows.

– Why people tune in to her web series, Awkward Black Girl.

– Plus, the best piece of advice Issa ever received.

 

Here’s what we want to hear from you… 

1. Have you ever experienced prejudice in your life ?

2. Do you stand up for what you truly believe in?

3. What did you find most insightful about this interview?

4. Share the best advice you’ve received.

 

Share your answers, thoughts and questions with us in the comments section below. 

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Comments

  • Kristina

    Thank you so much for posting this! Issa Rae is brilliant, talented, and hilarious. I have been following her work since she emerged on You Tube. Please keep these videos coming!

  • Luigi

    This conversation needs to keep happening. So important!

  • olithee

    ‘we should be thankful and mediting about the universe and instead we are like “like” ‘

    : p

  • Constance Woodson

    1) Yes, unfortunately a recent incident with the “N” word
    2) Cautious about spouting certain topics of interest . I can become extremely vigilant or passionate
    3) I was inspired by Issa’s declaration of being an awkward black girl I could totally relate to how our own culture till this day, strives to put each other down because you are not s group thinker. Issa’s candid details of the early 90’s shows shifted paradigms of black personas
    4) Best advice was actually given today: Release the hope the past would’ve been different

  • Constance Woodson

    Love the t-Shirt. Where and how can I purchase one?

  • Jane Poole

    Thank you Issa and Amanda! I’m sure feeling awkward is not a black girl’s prerogative. I haven’t seen Issa’s work before but can really identify with it. It is great to hear from women in sectors of society that are under-represented in the media and it is so enriching for us all when other women’s voices are heard! I’m not sure why it is so difficult to develop projects with individual women with good ideas from different ethnicities. I guess collaboration in this would represent something very different to a company’s business plan and is too removed at first sight from instant advertising revenue. It would be so cool if things could change! It is not always easy to see things from a different perspective from your own but if you try you are nearly always better off for it – to educate and entertain is a great mantra. I think the US has a big opportunity to open up the dialogue?

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