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 is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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