Issa Rae had a stel­lar 2016 — from the crit­i­cal­ly acclaimed debut of Inse­cure to her Gold­en Globe nom­i­na­tion. And now she’s start­ing off 2017 with a bang. She is the def­i­n­i­tion of “slay” in a pho­to­shoot for Elle USA’s Feb­ru­ary 2017 issue in a stun­ning black Bran­don Maxwell pleat­ed cape-back mini Dress.

Source: Elle USA, Pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Jean-François Cam­pos

This pho­to accom­pa­nies a short inter­view with the actress-writer-direc­tor-pro­duc­er. Here is a snip­pet on her show Inse­cure:

“I con­sid­er myself a mir­ror — you’re see­ing a reflec­tion through my lens from con­ver­sa­tions with my friends and a lot of my rela­tion­ships.”

Three words: Talented, gorgeous, fierce!!
Source: Elle USA, Pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Jean-François Cam­pos


Empow­er­ing women of col­or to break bar­ri­ers. Cherish.Thy.Melanin.

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Trus Palmer

Wow.…I want legs like that!!!


She rocks! She’s very tal­ent­ed! I can­not wait for more Inse­cure!