Timeless. That’s the only word I can think of to describe Viola Davis’ breathtaking cover of Essence Magazine. Fittingly, the actress discusses celebrating her own natural beauty inside the issue as well as her life as a working mother and her journey to find happiness.
Her quote about taking her wig off is especially poignant. She says: “I had to defend myself as an artist, but I found myself defending myself as a dark-skinned Black woman in front of people who did not know my life. I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am.”
The issue also includes the stories of the women activists during the March on Washington, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett’s take on putting an end to domestic abuse and features on Taraji P. Henson, Lala Anthony, Condola Rashad and more.