‘Insecure’ creator Issa Rae was interviewed by Adweek about her rise from YouTube to HBO, her recent achievements, and the goals she has yet to achieve:
“It’s a Friday afternoon in late August, and Issa Rae—the creator, star and executive producer of HBO’s Insecure—is leaving the bar at The London hotel in midtown Manhattan. But before she can make her way back to her room, a nervous woman stops her. Apologizing, the woman says that she never asks celebrities for photos, but on this particular occasion, felt compelled to make the effort.
A few moments later, after Rae has obliged the selfie request with a wide grin and left to get ready for a party for Insecure’s Season 2 soundtrack, the woman explains: Rae, she says, is “a hero for women 25 and up with melanin.””
Originally published: 10/8/17