Issa Rae is becoming a household name but still faces problems with stereotypes.
The “Insecure” creator, 34, revealed over the weekend she sometimes has to change her language in order to not be unfairly labeled as mean or difficult.
“I have to sugarcoat because I know that the environment I’m in will label me as the angry or difficult black woman,” Rae explained during a Beautycon panel discussion called “Black Girl Magic on the Big Screen,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“It is frustrating, at times, to feel like you have to constantly work on how you’re going to present something, so you are able to work again in the future,” she explained.
Rae, who co-stars along with Regina Hall and Marsai Martin in the new comedy “Little,” revealed that it was great working with all black women on the project.
“I love working with vocal black women … opinionated black women,” she said. “I understand it’s not coming from a place of disrespectful bullying. It’s coming from a place of ‘I know what I want.’ And there’s nothing more refreshing than that.”
Rae has been making the rounds lately, promoting “Little” and talking about fitness. However, she has yet to confirm her engagement to longtime boyfriend Louis Diame.
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