Issa Rae

With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered more than twenty-five million views and more than 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes “30 Under 30” list twice 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 for ABC and is currently developing a half-hour comedy, Insecure, for HBO. Issa has received national attention with major media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Elle, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, VIBE, Fast Company, MSNBC, Essence, and more.

Books by this Author

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl


Behind the Book: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Dawn Davis, editor of 'The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl', tells about adapting the Shorty Award–winning hit web series of the same name starring Issa Rae into a book.