Issa Rae’s beloved Insecure series will be coming to an end when the fifth season wraps up.
The writer/ actress/ producer spoke to The Jasmine Brand on Instagram Live where she pondered her future now that her most revered portions of work is coming to an end…
“I’m entering a new chapter in my life, which I’m discovering, with the end of ‘Insecure’, it feels like my future is kind of up in the air. What’s gonna be my next thing? You know, am I gonna be okay, am I gonna be cool, do I have longevity in this industry?” she said.
Rae quickly flipped to a more positive note:
“I guess my positive affirmation would be, ‘You can be here as long as you wanna be. As long as you work at it. As long as it’s right for you.'”
Responding to a comment stating that Black people in the industry do not have the option to fail, she agreed:
“Isn’t that right? I will say working with other black people, people are more forgiving because they want you to win. There’s nothing like working with a black person that you’ve hired and they f*ck up, and they’re like ‘Well I’m giving you another chance! Don’t f*ck this up for all of us.’ We tend to be more forgiving.”
Rae has already been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade. Speaking to HuffPo this week, she agreed that ten years is a considerable amount of time.
“Ten years is a long-ass time, and to look back and think about where I started and just where I wanted to be, I feel like I’m beyond where I imagined,” she said. “But being in it now, I’m, like, ‘Oh, I have so much more to do.’ I don’t feel as accomplished as I want to be. I think it’s operating in the moving goal post mode, and seeing that ‘Awkward Black Girl’ was 10 years ago has forced me to stop and be, like, ‘Oh, yeah. I’ve done a lot of what I wanted to do.'”