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Episode 08: Broken as F**k

OP-ED: THE UNSELFISHNESS OF REALITY

by Judnick Mayard

The truest danger of insecurity is that it leads to selfishness. When it has been allowed to manifest and take hold, selfishness is like silent, poison gas.

Episode 07: Real as F**k

OP-ED: LET'S ALL GO TO THERAPY

by Sylvia Obell

Did you hear that? It was the sound of sh*t hitting the motherf***king fan on Insecure.

Episode 06: Guilty as F**k

OP-ED: REGRET SHOULD PUSH YOU

by Evette Dionne

We’ve all dealt with regret. It is the sinking feeling in the pit of our stomachs as soon as we realize we’ve made a mistake.

Episode 05: Shady as F**k

OP-ED: CHOOSE YOUR THIRST WISELY

by Michael Arceneaux

Now let’s all bow our heads for Molly, who despite being gorgeous, educated, personable, and successful, found herself holding the thirst bucket for the majority of episode five...

Episode 04: Thirsty as F**k

OP ED: THE VALUE OF INTIMACY

by Judnick Mayard

Intimacy is the foundation of all relationships. From family to lovers, intimacy is the defining standard of relationships because it is the closeness and safety of them that sets them apart from one another.

Episode 03: Racist as F**k

OP-ED: INSECURE AND TALKING ABOUT WORKING WHILE BLACK WITH BLACK FOLKS

by Kiese Laymon

Though the Black women characters in Issa Rae’s new series Insecure are thousands of miles from working in Mississippi chicken plants and washing the dirty clothes of white folks, their experiences with talking about working while Black women made me remember that day at the Mumfords.

#SOINSECURR: JAY ELLIS ON PLAYING LAWRENCE

by Olivia Armstrong/HBO

An interview with Jay Ellis on his experience as Lawrence.

Episode 02: Messy as F**k

OP-ED: SOMETHING ISN'T BETTER THAN NOTHING

by Demetria Lucas D'Oyley

I laugh watching Insecure. It’s funny, but if I’m honest, it’s also to keep from figuratively crying. Issa Rae’s latest creation, a large-scale version of her beloved web series, Awkward Black Girl, gets honest about the lives of many young Black women, sometimes too honest.

Episode 01: Insecure as F**k

OP-ED: AN I FOR AN I

by Judnick Mayard

Insecurity is formally defined as uncertainty or anxiety about oneself, or the state of being open to danger or threat. Essentially it is the lack of protection and confidence.

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