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Issa Rae Talks About How She Wants Women of Color To Be Seen On TV. Says ”You Don’t See A Lot Of Dark-Skin Representation.

If you are a fan of Issa Rae then you know she is all about black excellence. From her web series; Awkward Black Girl to her hit show; Insecure. The Senegalese-American actress and producer who has been featured in the July 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan opened about why women of color need to be represented in film and television.

 

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“I prioritize making dark skinned women desirable,” Issa told Cosmopolitan. “That’s been overlooked. Also, seeing them as beautiful, in addition to desirable, which are two very different things.”

 

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Ever wondered where the TV star gets all her confidence from? Issa Rae revealed to Cosmo that:

 

“Confidence comes from knowing your shit is good. I’m for sure confident when it comes to work and trying to fulfill my dreams. Socially, the confidence has teetered, but that’s growing as I’m coming into who I am.”

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Issa Rae who was announced as the new face of CoverGirl last September said:

“Kind of surreal. Like, ‘Wow, y’all are choosing me?’ It was for the little girl in me who never thought that this would be possible. There’s power in representation. There’s affirmation in representation.”

 

 

You can checkout Cosmopolitan.com to read the full interview

Credits:

Stylist: Jason Rembert

Photography: Jason Kim for Cosmopolitan

Interviewed by Marta Topran

 

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