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Issa Rae

I’m still in shock that HBO’s Insecure has come to an end. It truly feels like the end of an era. And much like the show’s main characters, my friends and I have changed so much since the first episode aired. I think that’s why I connect with the series. It told our stories in such a clear, funny, yet beautiful way that seemed familiar to real-life problems, relationships, and friendships. But, the other obvious reason we rallied behind the show is clearly the mastermind herself, Issa Rae.

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The saying goes “all good things come to an end,” but it also leads to new beginnings. That appears to be the case for Issa Rae after she dished on the final season of her celebrated HBO series Insecure. The finale premiered Sunday, December 26 and fans are still reeling from the effects of it.

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Without realizing it, Issa Rae has become somewhat of a natural hair icon these days. As Issa Dee in the popular HBO series, Insecure, Issa has changed the way we view natural hairstyles, one look at a time. Off-screen, she dazzles on red carpets, rocking her natural like it's nothing and she is also part owner of the scalp and hair care brand, Sienna Naturals By Issa Rae. But her hair story wasn't always this bold and unapologetic. She told Vogue, "To be referenced as having nappy hair most of my life didn’t really sit well with me."

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There are so many reasons creatives should look up to Issa Rae. She constructs amazing stories and characters, is unapologetically herself and is a real-life example that if you work hard enough, you can truly have it all. But, one of my personal favorite things about the mogul is the way she constantly creates opportunities for others. In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the actor, producer, and entrepreneur sat down with Gayle King and had a full-circle moment where she opened up about the final season of Insecure and why it's only the beginning.

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HBO's hit show Insecure has been heralded as one of the best and most authentic shows on TV by fans thanks to its real-life depictions of friendships and romantic relationships. One of the friendships that keep fans tuned in is between Issa Rae's character Issa Dee and Yvonne Orji's character Molly.

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While Issa Rae's HBO show Insecure is coming to an end, the star just celebrated a new beginning. The writer/actress got married to her longtime boyfriend Louis Diame in July in the south of France. The couple released the wedding photos on social media on July 26. And while many people expressed excitement for the 36-year-old, others were left confused thanks to Issa's sense of humor.

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