Just go watch “Awkward Black Girl” right now

So, I really really love this web series. It gives a refreshingly funny and honest portrayal of the trials and tribulations of a young modern woman of color just tryna survive. Here are a few reasons you might want to check it out:

1) You could use some laughs.

2) You’re a young person of color and you feel like watching something that was written, directed and produced by someone that resembles you.

3) You want definitive proof that someone else “gets it.”

4) You want to support young women of color artists.

5) You could REALLY use some laughs.

The series recently reached and surpassed its fundraising goals on Kickstarter, and I couldn’t be happier for them. For more info, you can check out this promotional video from their Kickstarter page with a bit more about the series and the people behind it. The first webisode is posted after the jump.

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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