Issa Rae has been KILL.ING. IT!!! From securing another season of Insecure, to landing cover after cover, to being nominated for an Emmy, sis is out here doing her thing and I couldn’t be more inspired! To add fuel to her fire, Samsung released their new commercial starring Ms. Issa, reliving her life of the past seven years.
— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) September 18, 2018
What is so inspiring of this commercial is Issa’s final words: “Keep making until you make it!” Often times when things are moving slowly or not moving at all, we stop working at it. The bigger picture at hand, of course, is timing. I recall reading in Issa’s book, Awkward Black Girl, that it took a couple of years before her web show Awkward Black Girl began getting traction. There were times during the process that she thought it wouldn’t happen, but she kept going, and here we are seven years later, seeing her pushing boundaries and breaking down doors for so many women.
Issa is one of the many reminders that no matter how long the journey may take, if you keep persevering, then you will get there. This week ladies, aim to keep going and trekking on the journey that you are on. Even when it seems like it’s all for naught, keep pushing. Keep making it until you make it!”
Love and light!