Issa Rae is rooting for everybody black. Before gaining popularity, Issa was well known on the YouTube circuit. In the world of digital outlets, we have access to the creativity of millions of people. Lucky for us Issa Rae jumped on board. Ms. Rae is now a household name with women of all hues who love her.
The creator and star of HBO’s “Insecure” began her career on Youtube with her web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”. Rae was able to take the accessibility to technology and she took advantage of what it offered. This simple move pivoted her to stardom. In the words of Issa Rae “thank God for the internet”, as shared with BackStage. https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/issa-rae-insecure-the-lovebirds-career-advice-70384/
Issa Rae is rooting for everybody black and she has proven this time and time again. This powerhouse has used her success to support other blacks in their endeavors. As told to People Exclusive Issa Rae discussed supporting Black businesses.
“I want to remind people that Black businesses aren’t just for Black people. Tell everybody! And also, I challenge the Black business owner to be vocal and specific about the support that they need, because no one knows your business like you do. And to see so many PPP loans get denied to Black businesses like I want to know which ones didn’t get the love and why. And I want to see what we can do, as a community, to support those businesses. Because these are community staples, and we need to recognize how important they are to uphold.”
“I just never felt more powerful than just building something from the ground up.” – Issa Rae
Her platforms have allowed other filmmakers to show the world their talented work. Two of those platforms are “Issa Rae Presents” and “Short Film Sunday”. These projects showcase filmmakers by featuring their work. This gives them the ability to reach thousands of viewers.
In addition to supporting black filmmakers, this savvy businesswoman is also the co-owner of two black businesses. Hilltop Coffee and Kitchen, and Sienna Natural, a vegan product hair line.
To keep up with this busy sister you can find her on all social media platforms and the world wide web.