Author and actress Issa Rae. We Don't Get to Just Be Boring. November 2016. Her gawky-yet-relatable humor won a throng of fans on YouTube and a place on best-seller lists for her memoir, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Here, she talks about her new HBO show, Insecure, why she loves Seinfeld, and the movement to diversify media.