Issa Rae, the multitalented CEO and Owner of Issa Rae Productions, is a pioneer in the fight against the narrow, mainstream portrayal of people of color in the media. With a dedicated and passionate team, and supportive fan base, Issa Rae Productions lends a voice to a demographic that largely goes unheard. The wide-spread success of Issa Rae’s webseries, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” has unanimously placed Issa Rae at the forefront of the digital web revolution.
With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae has garnered over 20 million views between her various web series, and just short of 125,000 faithful subscribers on YouTube – with no plans of slowing down. Issa Rae Productions continues to be a growing, digital media phenomenon, catching the attention of major media outlets such as The New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR), The Washington Post, CNN, and naturally, widely across the digital blogosphere.
As a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, Root 100 Most Influential Person and winner of the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for ABG, Issa Rae has built up a following of eager and loyal fans that helped her Kickstarter.com campaign become a huge success. In July 2011 Issa Rae and her production team nearly doubled their goal of $30,000 in just 30 days.
EACH WEEK, ANGELA BURT-MURRAY, ERIN JACKSON, ISSA RAE, MALINDA WILLIAMS AND RENE SYLER OF THE PROVOCATIVE NEW TALK SERIES EXHALE, bring you an hour of honesty and entertainment…where nothing is held back! They’ll open up about family, relationships, money, faith and everything that African-American women are talking about.
This dynamic group of African American women, from different generations and backgrounds, will engage in candid discussions on a wide range of topics, sharing their personal thoughts and experiences. Exhale invites viewers to feel like they are part of an intimate discussion in the living room with their girlfriends. And in every episode, special guests and subject matter experts will drop by to join in the conversation and fun.