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By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi

Having starred in the movie ‘Insecure’, one would think this Hollywood actress would show a hint of insecurity but Issa Rae is anything but insecure. The 33-year-old actress and producer features in the July 2018 issue of cosmopolitan.

Issa Rae

In her interview as the Cover Girl for Cosmopolitan, Issa Rae opens up on dealing with haters and the importance of confidence.

Read excerpts from her interview below:

Issa Rae

ON WHY CONFIDENCE IS IMPORTANT:

Confidence comes from knowing your s**t is good. I’m for sure confident when it comes to work and trying to fulfil my dreams. Socially, the confidence has teetered, but that’s growing as I’m coming into who I am.

issa rae

ON IGNORING THE HATERS:

There comes a point when you have to block it out but remain humble, that’s the balance I’m trying to navigate.

ON BECOMING A FACE OF COVERGIRL:

Kind of Surreal. Like, ‘Wow, all are choosing me?’ It was for the little girl in me who never thought this would be possible. There’s power in representation. There’s affirmation in representation.

Issa Rae

ON HOW SHE WANTS TO SEE WOMEN OF COLOUR TO BE SEEN ON SCREEN:

I prioritize making dark-skinned women desirable. You don’t see a lot of dark-skin representation. That’s been overlooked. Also, seeing them as beautiful, in addition to desirable, which are two very different things.

Issa Rae

Read the full feature on www.cosmopolitan.com

Read also: Serena Williams Covers Harper’s Bazaar UK

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