“I Didn’t Have Enough Money For A Cup Of Coffee” Issa Rae And Her Journey To Awkward Black Girl

January 15, 2013  |  
Source: YouTube.com

It’s easy to watch “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” and ask yourself, why didn’t I think of this? I’m black. I’m awkward. And I’ve certainly had more than a few of the same experiences J describes every week. Well, loves that’s not how the cookie crumbled. And instead of you, Issa Rae was the one with the master plan. And though it may seem like she skyrocketed to success overnight, Issa has had her fair share of struggle.

And it’s the journey to the top that she shares with film maker, Jabari Johnson of “Jabari Presents.”  Issa shares the journal entry she wrote when she first came up with the idea, the financial struggles she endured to get to this point and what’s next.

Check out the documentary below:


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  • Pam

    I ♥ Issa Rae!! Thanks so much for doing this doc, Jabari!!

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  • AnonyChick

    I used to love ABG. I loved the entire first season. I watched the first few episodes of the second season and I was unimpressed. I just didn’t find it funny. Maybe it got funnier though. I’ll have to catch it one of these days when I’m bored and don’t have anything to do.

    • sabrina

      in my opinion, it gets better. give it another chance 🙂

      • Miss K

        I’ll try. I think part of the reason I’ve slowly stopped watching ABG as much is because Issa and the show are no longer that new, awkward, hilarious little secret we all shared with our friends in the beginning…..she’s a SUPERSTAR now! More power to her and the team though.

    • Miss K

      @a6a7e2d3ad994914e447980e25e50c48:disqus I’m the same as you. I was a RELIGIOUS follower of the first season. I’ve been putting off watching the second season for months now…….I just can’t seem to get to it these days.