For those of you that have been living under a rock, Issa Rae is the new “IT” girl in Hollywood. Jo-Issa “Issa” Rae Diop is a 31 year old, Capricorn set out on a mission to slay all stereotypes. Best known for her YouTube series, Awkward Black Girl, she’s gained much steam for her HBO debut, “Insecure”.
Still in her early stages of stardom, the Stanford graduate is killing the game. Here’s a short list of 4 Reasons Why Issa Rae so dope for the culture:
1. REPRESENTATION It is important for young woman and little girls see an image of themselves when they look at things in the media. Issa Rae makes it ok to be a “brown skinned, kinky hair” girl. She also shows young, black girls being “awkward” or “different” is actually very ok.
2. HUSTLE Issa shows hustling and grinding on a different level. Issa is a beautiful example of using your creativity to level up. Issa garnered more than 2MILLION views on her Awkward Black Girl series that led to an actual book. By the time the book was published, Issa was announcing her show, Insecure, was picked up on HBO in 2015. That’s how you level up!
3. HER TWEETS ARE LIFE Issa has the best Twitter timeline EVER! THIS IS NOT UP FOR DEBATE (FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK) I consistently read Issa’s tweet, especially when she live tweets during Insecure. She say some of the funniest things and they’re so spot on it’s ridiculous. I can’t help but to clutch my pearls at the hilarity that takes place there.
4. EASY BREEZY BEAUTIFUL COVERGIRL Issa recently announced that she has earned the coveted COVERGIRL spot. Issa says, “Becoming a COVERGIRL means a lot because the brand recognizes just how important for people to embrace their individuality and express themselves in unique and diverse ways.” GO GIRL!
Issa Rae is a game changer, and that’s why she’s dope for the culture.