• Meet The Tech Exec That Inspired Issa Rae To Launch ‘Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl'

    16 days ago - By Essence

    Credit: Leslie Pitterson By Jasmine Browley · Updated January 10, 2022 Imagine checking your Twitter and seeing a tweet from Issa Rae crediting you as the inspiration for the start of her career in entertainment. That's what happened to Leslie Pitterson, a communications executive who wrote an article Rae says changed her life. The year was 2010, and Pitterson was a Columbia University student at the time, working as a busy freelance writer. She penned an incredibly thoughtful article for Clutch Magazine that explored the oft-overlooked nerdy Black girl trope in TV and film, a...
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