April’s Magazine Covers Are A Win For Natural Hair

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I am still head over heels in love with @Hannahmagazine’s latest Cover featuring the gorgeous Tarana Burke, that we talked about a week ago in this post! Of all the Magazine covers featuring natural hair in April, that one is definitely one of my faves.

The other day Refinary29 made an excellent point, they said:

“The conversation of “Hollywood beauty” needs to include natural hair textures and, thankfully, many of April 2018’s cover stars (including Yara Shahidi and Viola Davis) help achieve that mission. The stars ahead are wearing their curls, coils, locs, and protective styles that look gorgeous, and serve an even greater cause.”

The truth is the narrative of inclusion especially from our perspective gets a bit old, especially with black girl ran magazines like Hannah and Sesi ensuring that our faces are represented well.

Aside from that, it is however definitely great to see women of color being featured with their natural hair all over newsstands and on coffee tables! – With that said here are 9 magazine covers featuring black women in all of their natural hair, protective style and loc glory!

Tarana Burke – Hannah Magazine

Yara Shahidi for Essence
Our girl Yara is the cover model for this month’s Essence with a cute little style we all kinda wish we had the deets on.

Yara Shahidi for TSingapore

Yara also covers TSingapore for their unconventional issue

so cute! Press play:

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SZA for Fader

Sza covers Fader and her message on Instagram about it is everything, read below:

I don’t have words for this . Tried all day and everything sounds wack lol . can’t really explain what it’s like to go from “she’s not cover material ” to two covers in one day . can’t explain hearing “no” more times than my self esteem can handle but building resilience . Training ur brain not to be bitter . finding the joy in each lesson and accepting a blessing whenever it comes ..expect nothing. This is for my girls that don’t feel like “cover material” . For my ppl a lil rough around the edges but still trying really hard . For anyone feeling like “No” diminishes ur ability to tap into the universe and be fucking great . STAY IN IT !! Believe you are worthy and stay soft . Stay excited about ur dreams !! Speak them ! The universe is watching and hears you. knows the exact time to align . Trust urself . I believe in you . I love you . Fuck anyone who says different . They don’t know u like the universe do ? @thefader thank u for this blessing . photos by @carastricker fashion by @shibonleigh story by @kararbrown ? link n bio

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Viola Davis for Porter Magazine

Viola Davis covers Porter Magazine rocking a cute protective style sharing a message all women need to take heed to. “know your worth” before you even get to the negotiation table.

Lisa Bonet – Porter Magazine
Her Locs are gorgeous!

Storm Reid – Sesi Magazine

Our friends over at Sesi Magazine (a black girl publication BTW) came through with a cute cover featuring Storm Reid from a Wrinkle in Time! So cute!

Lena Waithe for Vanity Fair

Check out her sweet message!

Then when you see your cover- this happens! lol

Adwoa Aboah for Allure’s Skin issue

We Lit!


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