I know I'm woefully late to the party on this one and everything I have to say has probably been said a 100 times already but I binge watched the entire season of Insecure this weekend and it was like a come to Jesus moment. That girl up on that screen was me and every other black girl I know. For the first time that I can remember, I got to see a black woman portrayed on screen who wasn't hyper sexualized or a dominating badass nor was she a slave or a maid. She was just a girl trying to make her way in a complicaworld the way we all do. Experiencing the ups and downs and insecurities of navigating love, life, career, friendship, the way we all do. And don't get me started on her boyfriend, a would be entrepreneur who is both sensitive and vulnerable, just like we've all had. Thank you Issa Rae for dispensing with stereotypes and doing us all a massive favor. We can all walk into our jobs a little easier tomorrow, knowing that a few more people might dispense with the labels and see us for who we really are.
Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae, Amanda Seales (Photo: Justina Pintz/HBO)