It was a late night and as usual I couldn’t sleep. What else was there to do…check Facebook. I will admit, I am growing quite tired of the usual Facebook status updates, but there was one post that caught my eye. A college friend posted a link to a series called The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Within moments of watching, I knew that I had met yet another kindred spirit on this earth.
I am awkward and I just so happen to be black. I can guarantee that there are many other awkward sisters and brothers out there who have found themselves in similar situations as ‘J’, the lead character. There are 11 episodes and I’m patiently waiting the release of the next episode. Episodes span such topics such as interracial dating, coworkers we hate, office romances, and friendships. Each episode is approximately 10 minutes. So, if you have a few hours – sit back, relax, and laugh.
What I love most about the series is that it is independently written and produced. In light of budget cuts across the globe, funding to arts and entertainment have been substantially reduced. I had a conversation with a classmate about this recently and he ranted nonstop about how governments around the world are mucking the people around cutting important programs such as funding to art projects. We could add to that list libraries, funding for school and so forth. However, instead of ranting about it we need to do something about it. If you love independent art, here is a chance to support. Click on the Awkward Black Girl website – watch and donate to the cause!
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