We Can Not Get Enough Of Issa Rae’s Funny And Poignant Black Girls Rock! Speech

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“My entire life changed when I concentrated on what I had been good at, what I liked most about myself and what made me stand out.”

Tuesday night, Insecure mastermind Issa Rae obtained the Star Power Award throughout the 2017 Black Ladies Rock! Awards. 

Rae accepted the award from co-star Jay Ellis, who plays Lawrence on the HBO hit series, staged that she “would never cheat on [him] in real life.”

The actress and showrunner thanked many in the crowd earlier reflecting on her years since black girl that was awkward.  

“For a long time, much like Yara mentioned, I described myself by what I was not, which always set me up for disappointment and failure,” Rae said. “And, my entire life changed when I concentrated on what I had been good at, what I liked most about myself and also what made me stand out.”

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