HBO has a new fall comedy series coming out this month called Insecure that follows the creator of the show Issa Rae and director Melina Matsoukas.
Issa Rae who plays herself is a funny yet awkward woman in her late 20s, working for a youth nonprofit agency called We Got Y’all, in which the logo is that of a white hand holding little black figures in its palm (OHHHH the irony??? right???).
Rae is trying to find more of who she is, while learning the power of her own voice in this complexed and fickle world. Her relationship with her boyfriend seems to be more and more of a routine losing its spark, while she’s also working on finding the balance between work and her own personal life of fun!
What I am most interested about when it comes to this groundbreaking new show is how it depicts the young lives of many black women in their 20s trying to find who they are in society , in religion, and when it comes to their life’s purpose.
I have always been a bit insecure and self conscious about who I am. Fearing that people would be somewhat intimidated by my works of expression or think I am weird and pretty insane.
Maybe it steams from my childhood and relationship insecurities. There are many insecurities I am learning about myself.
When you begin to know yourself, other people can’t define who you are or tell you who you will become.
As I’m approaching my mid 20s, reaching my 25th mark, I am learning that it is ok to be confident & sexy, (embracing my sexuality as a woman),without having to answer to the opinions of others on who I am in my own skin. As women we all have a bit of Issa Rae inside of us !
The season premiere of Insecure kicks off this Sunday, October 9th at 10:30pm on HBO.
Check out the trailer of Insecure below!