As if being awkward isn’t bad enough, being black too is the worst! Issa Rae does a fantastic job portraying the day to day of a young awkward black girl in her award-winning comedy web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl follows the life on an awkward black girl named “J”. The story is told through first-person narrative as J reveals how she deals with her co-workers, love interest, and uncomfortable situations.
Here’s the first episode! I promise you’ll be hooked. Enjoy!
With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 25 million views and nearly 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list 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 and ABC and is currently developing a half-hour comedy for HBO. Rae also released a book of essays with Simon & Schuster in February 2015.