Tori Walz, Eastern Michigan University
In a world that expects marriage and children to be everyone’s end goal, those who don’t conform are publicly judged for their private choices.
Yasmeen Ludy, University of Michigan
It’s so hard for the Black community to find good representation on TV. But when Black screenwriters like Issa Rae are given a shot, they do it right.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
The fourth season of the HBO comedy-drama focuses on Issa and Molly’s friendship, as well as important issues like toxic masculinity and postpartum depression. Let’s discuss.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
It’s not just this particular Netflix original either. There seems to be an endless amount of films using this tired trope.
Danielle Richardson, Florida State University
As black women find increasing representation in media, their hairstyles get political.
We’re not going to use the phrase ‘strong female lead,’ but you get the idea.
Ayanna Totten, East Stroudsburg University
It’s the only show on TV that actually gets adulting right.
Mattie Winowitch, Waynesburg University
Issa Rae’s “Insecure” centers on the everyday encounters of a young black woman; the twist: She’s in a predominantly black world.
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