Issa Rae on Being “Black and Awkward”

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When a friend called Issa Rae "black and awkward” and told her those were the worst things that a person could be, it stung a little. But then, she decided to own it. Issa Rae has since parlayed her personal brand into a popular web series, a pilot development deal with HBO, and a new memoir. We hear from Rae on her unlikely success.


Issa Rae - author, 'The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' - @IssaRae

Madeleine Brand

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