Issa Rae Issa Rae is the award-winning creator of the web series “Awkward Black Girl.” Her original web content has garnered a whopping 20 million views (and counting). She’s brilliant, and she's currently working on a pilot for HBO.
Issa Rae Photos Photos - Actress Issa Rae attends The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. - The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast In Los Angeles
"It's a bit cliché, but you can't go wrong by writing what you know. Even if you're a horrible writer, your own knowledge and experience is unrivaled. Nobody knows what you know like you know what you know. The way you see things is pretty unique.