April 21st 2023.
It's an exciting time for Issa Rae—a true trailblazer who has made an indelible impact in Hollywood over the past decade. She is being honored with the prestigious Peabody Trailblazer Award at the 83rd Annual Peabody Awards in June, recognizing her “visionary storytelling that is impacting our culture and affecting social change.”
Famed actress Lily Tomlin will also be honored at the event for her decades-long career in comedy and entertainment.
As Jeffrey Jones, executive director of the Peabody Awards, said, “We’re thrilled to recognize Issa and Lily for not only their extraordinary contributions to storytelling but also for their important role and place for women in comedy and entertainment.”
Issa Rae is having a major summer, with a voice role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse film, a second season of Rap Sh*t, and Emmy discussions for A Black Lady Sketch Show. Additionally, her “Raedio” music label is empowering the next generation of creative talent to make projects that reflect the world.
It's clear that Issa Rae is a true trailblazer, making a positive and lasting impact on our culture.
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