Issa Rae’s voice isn’t going anywhere. This is great news because we need it desperately.

Issa recently spoke to AdWeek about the success of her show Insecure and where she’ll take her talent and passion for representation going forward.

Issa said,

“I want to be able to create movies. I want a television channel. I want a studio. I want various media arms. I want to have political influence. I want to do so many different things. I want to figure out how and the best way to use my voice.”

I see you taking that Oprah inspiration and running with it, Issas, and I am here for every bit.

Issa is such an advocate for representation (which, at times, can be slightly burdening) and we hope she actually does expand to multiple media projects because her voice has power. And she’s aware of that.

She said,

“My career started because I had something to say about what I wasn’t seeing. Me vocalizing what I wanted to see, it basically changed my life and I’d say even the course of representation indirectly. And I want to see what else I can do just by speaking up and speaking out.”

Perhaps that will mean a black Gossip Girl? We’ll be right here waiting.


Anne Catherine Demere is an intern with Femestella. She is almost too passionate about pop culture and the entertainment industry and she loves to write about it. One of her favorite things is when feminism and pop culture overlap. She's either starting a new TV show or in class, there's no in between. And those two rarely coincide.
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