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Issa Rae: “Having A Bald Head Changed My Life”

By January 27th, 2021No Comments
Issa Rae: "Having A Bald Head Changed My Life"
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Written by Mike Orie of

Issa Rae shares her personal hair journey.

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As long as we’ve known her, Issa Rae has always shared her struggles and insecurities on the big screen. It’s one of the things that makes her most relatable. Her show ‘Insecure’ was recently renewed for a second season on HBO. It’s a sign that good content highlighting Black women and Black culture in general is necessary.

And while we’ve seen a lot of insecurity from Issa Rae on her new television show, Issa gets even more personal in a recent interview with Essence Live. She shares her natural hair journey and how at the age of twelve she lost a lot of her hair.

Watch the clip below. What hair struggles have you experienced before making the transition?

Issa Rae: "Having A Bald Head Changed My Life"
Mike “Orie” Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

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