EBONY is celebrating #BlackJoy all summer, and we teamed up with one of our favorite funny girls for a July cover shoot that embodies the feel good vibes of the season. We caught up with Issa Rae during a quick break in multihyphenate's schedule while gearing up for her summer blockbusters Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse and Barbie.

Issa brought the heat, while dressed in a series of easy summer ensembles. From Hudson Jeans to Fendi, stylist Shameelah Hicks dressed our girl in chic denim looks, sexy loungewear, and breezy separates that channelled weekend vibes and off-duty glam.

Rae dishes on playing President Barbie, how the film provides long overdue representation for the next generation of viewers, and her plans for a #SoftGirlSummer.

Check out the behind-the-scenes action in this exclusive video and click here for the full digital cover experience.