Issa Rae in Insecure
From The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl to her own HBO show, 2016 is Issa Rae’s breakout year. With Insecure, she captures one of many voices of our generation, giving us a show that is so specific yet still universal in its themes. Playing the show’s protagonist, Issa Rae manages to tap into all the little and big things that are part of growing womanhood. Insecure doesn’t work off stereotypes, but normalizes an experience for people and a culture that many often see via archetypes in past films and television.