#BlackGirlMagic was on full display at the L.A. City Council meeting on Tuesday.
Insecure creator, Issa Rae was honored by the L.A. City Council on Tuesday as part of their celebration of Black Women’s Day.
Speaking on Rae and Insecure (which is shot on location in South L.A.), Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson said that the show goes a long way in shaping public perception of the neighborhood. “Issa Rae saw that, all too often, the picture of our neighborhoods and our people are inaccurate. She didn’t ask permission, she just created a new image of South LA, one that was more honest about the real lives and stories she has experienced,” Harris-Dawson said in a release. He added that, by filming the show in South L.A., the series has even gone as far as providing jobs for people of color.
“For me, it was about representing the richness,” Rae told the council, according to City News Service. “It’s predominately black and Latino and Asian. It’s a balance of affluence and poverty, but the two mesh and it’s so beautiful to walk about feeling like your city is home. I want to thank you all for recognizing that.