Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

[Original publication date: Nov. 23, 2011]

Are you awkward? So is Issa Rae, and she is bringing it to you through her breakthrough series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. If you haven’t been watching Rae’s series, I would suggest tuning in right now. No, like now, shut down the interview, give an hour to ABG and then come back here. Seriously. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

“Trip” and Other Stories

Film students have a hard time being taken seriously. They’re often depicted as hipsters and hippies, bored 20-somethings majoring in something frivolous to get their overindulgent parents off their back about doing something with their life. There’s nothing about director Dominick Evans that fits within this stereotype. Outside of pursuing his BFA degree in Motion Pictures Production at Wright State University, Dominick is an activist and a family man. Boredom would be a luxury for him and his girlfriend, Ashtyn Law, who is pursuing her own degree in Screenwriting. In addition to working on a web series and various film projects, the couple have been raising their son Robert and fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. Read More “Trip” and Other Stories

Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

Are you awkward? So is Issa Rae, and she is bringing it to you through her breakthrough series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. If you haven’t been watching Rae’s series, I would suggest tuning in right now. No, like now, shut down the interview, give an hour to ABG and then come back here. Seriously. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae