Issa Rae Graces the Cover of ‘AdWeek’ and Opens Up About Her Accomplishments and Future Plans

We can all agree that 2017 is turning out to be a great year for Issa Rae. Since the success of her acclaimed show Insecure reached an all-time high, we have seen her contagious smile and bright eyes everywhere! Recently, the black creative has found herself gracing the cover of AdWeek –sharing her thoughts on her accomplishments.

Sporting a fitted powder blue turtleneck with her natural curls flourishing, Rae opens up about the success of her hit show Insecure, which has drawn fans that include Oprah and Michelle Obama, and shared her desires for political impact through her work. “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,” she says. “I want to do so many different things. I want to figure out how and the best way to use my voice.”

And there’s no doubt that people are listening to what she has to say. Back in September, the Awkward Black Girl creator got very candid at the 2017 Emmy’s when she responded to a question on the red carpet and said “I’m rooting for everybody black.” Not long after, Rae found her comment making headlines, on T-shirts, and even inspired a New York Times op-ed.

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If you think her presence stopped there, well, you’re wrong. Not long before the historical moment on the red carpet, Issa Rae was announced as the newest face of CoverGirl. “To be a CoverGirl is something I never thought possible,” Rae said per AdWeek. “Only in my adult life have I learned to be comfortable in my skin, so if I, as an ‘awkward black girl,’ can become [a CoverGirl], it sends the message that anyone who is feeling insecure in their own skin can and should be celebrated as well.”

According to AdWeek, the brand’s choice fit right in, particularly since CoverGirl has been more inclusive of its consumers.

“I really identified with their new branding: ‘I am what I make up,’” Rae said. “As a creative who has built her career from the ground up, those words really resonated with me.”

It looks like Issa doesn’t have to worry about working herself up from the ground anymore, now she has the aid of Hollywood on her side. Along with the success of Insecure, Rae recently landed her first role in a major film in the coming-of-age drama The Hate U Give, starring opposite Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Common. The acclaimed actress also starred in Jay-Z’s 4:44 music video “Moonlight” this year.

We see you Issa!

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