I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show is so popular that in a matter of a month, the creator, Issa Rae, and her cast mates where able to raise $44,000 dollars to continue the web series for another 5 weeks with a grand finale.
To read more about her inspirational fundraising story, please read below.
Over a month ago, Tracy Oliver (producer/writer) and I sat down at her kitchen table, mapping out a bare bones budget to continue our web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. We were both jobless and neither of us could afford to continue to fund the series out of our own pockets after the premiere of Episode 6.
Thinking about numbers automatically makes my mind go numb, and I hadn’t gotten much sleep the night before. So, in typical fashion, I told her I needed to leave to get some coffee down the street and that she could get started on budget-planning without me. After listening to her chastise me for always finding an excuse to prolong getting work done, I drove to the nearest gas station with $1.10 in my pocket, certain that a small cup of coffee wouldn’t exceed that amount. It was $1.25.