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The raps take the place of a diary as Issa adopts different voices and dispositions to perform the life she is too afraid to pursue. Like Issa of InsecureJ of Awkward Black Girl rap s to cope with stress, to vent about her experiences, and to better understand her day-to-day troubles. She fails to effortlessly deliver sassy, funny, one-liners. In InsecureIssa is now an older, less angsty, but not any less self-conscious black woman ; her appearance of having - it - together is undergirded by moments of deep anxiety and uncertainty.
Both Molly and Issa have something the other wants — successsecurity, a long-term relationship. Insecure now shares a home on HBO with Girls, which will return for its final season early next year. On Insecureblack women are bonded, not divided, by their respective insecurities. In the second episodethe two women chat over brunch after a failed night out. Surrounded by the archetypal restaurant patrons of a gentrifying South Los Angelesthe duo immediately launch into a recap of their night.
This allows the conversation to pivot to a discussion of what both women want to become, separate from the men who step in and out of their lives. In just a few short episodes, Insecure has proved to be a show Black female for friendship just about the trials of one awkward black girlbut about the anxiety and uncertainty felt by most black women. How does one manage to juggle the external pressures of their race while also attempting to live a full and honest life?
Complex friendships between black women may be becoming more visible on television, but the creeping, backhanded quality remains. When Van arrives late from work, the two cautiously enter conversation. Their divergent lifestyles are an obvious source of tension, as the two friends punctuate their conversation with petty jabs. Molly and Issa are arguably just as different as Van and Jayde. Molly is a high-powered and successful lawyer. She is beloved by both her white colleagues at her firm and the black people in their neighborhood, a of her ability to effortlessly move between multiple spaces.
Molly, like Jayde, is all white pantsuits, perfectly coiffed hair, and the most obvious example of the successful and confident black woman. Issa prefers t-shirts with Prince on them.
According to the superficial template of black female friendships, Issa and Molly should not be friends. Like Van and Jade, they should be—at best—frenemies. Where Insecure succeeds is in its ability to take two distinct black females, each with their own complex lives, and bring them together.
Their friendship helps them navigate their respective insecurities, existent because of and perpetuated by forces outside of themselves. When Molly laments about her love life, Issa is there to console and support her; when Issa confesses her frustrations about being less than the person she imagined herself to be, Molly is there to remind her that she is still that person. There exists moments when they call each other out; but these realistically feel well intentioned.
Molly and Issa are not special because they are black women with insecurities; they are special because their friendship anchors both the show and their chaotic lives. While their insecurity fuels the authenticity of their friendship, the show also shows that these two women can be cruel in their insecurities—especially in their romantic lives. You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser and improve your visit to our site. Lovia Gyarkye simplylovia.Black female for friendship
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