One of my best friend's told me about Issa Rae back in 2011. We used to have a regular thing where we would hang out at my house, eat delicious food stuffs and watch BBC costume dramas. One time, we just ate popcorn and marathoned some videos of the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl over on youtube. I was instantly hooked. It was funny, relatable and at times really truthful. Her channel also has so much more than that series to offer with other things she has had a hand in creating.
Below is the first video in the online series, which is already in its second season! Warning though, there's some mature language used in the video so if you're sensitive to that sort of thing...please do what is right for you. I do hope you will still give it a chance.
I bring up Issa Rae now because her star power is growing, and she has her own book now. It came out February 10th, 2015!
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is not a print chronicle of the episodes of the series. Really, it is a focus on the person behind the show - Issa Rae. She's awkward. She's an introvert. She shares stories and opinions on topics such as learning to accept yourself, public displays of affection, people commenting on your weight and eating out alone.
I'm really excited to get to know her beyond the web series and learn something new and unexpected about her.