Lessons I've learned so far from Insecure...

Lessons I've learned so far from Insecure...


Like many other black millennials, I am a big fan of the HBO series Insecure. I would honestly have to say it's one of the most relatable television shows to come out in Black Hollywood in years. And it's more game-changing given that Issa plays a black girl who is socially awkward. Many times on television, a black girl (especially those of darker skin tones) are relegated to the role of a sassy chick or the best friend of a white girl. (*whispers* I know a bunch of wypipoΒ who apparently watch the show as well) But I appreciate, Issa & Michaela Coel (of Chewing Gum) to have characters where black people can be weird, awkward or nerdy. Hopefully, in the future, there's a guy answer to Insecure or Chewing Gum that will be just as cringe-worthy to watch. However, in the meantime, let's talk about last night's episode (since it's 3AM on the east coast right now). Here are some lessons from the things I took away from both the third episode of season 3 and just the whole series period so far...


  1. Always have your β€œF You” Money*. πŸ–•πŸΎ

  2. You need to stand up for yourself (β€œtell that gay nigga, no! Black people aren’t monolithic, I will not be a spokesperson”).

  3. Have the strength to leave a work environment or career that is truly not for you.

  4. FELLAS: if a woman wants more than you do, THEN YOU NEED TO FALL BACKΒ before your ding-a-ling gets tossed in a field somewhere.

  5. It’s never too late to switch careers (maybe invest in a life/career coach to hone on what you really want to if you’re undecided).

  6. If you got it, flaunt it… (talking about sex appeal).

  7. wherever you live or whoever you live with, know what you’re signing up for.

  8. Jealously is a disease especially when it comes to careers.

  9. Leave the non-ambitious-couch-potato-niggas alone!!!!

*I'm using nigga in reference to the character's gender (the gay white guy that works at Issa's job)

*Money that you have saved up in case you ever end up in a situation where either you have to switch jobs/career, or you and your ex-lover end up moving out of an apartment/house you got together Β 


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