#MeToo Creator Tarana Burke Stuns On The Cover Of Hannah Magazine

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How gorgeous is Tarana Burke on that cover? If you are under a rock and you have no idea who Tarana Burke is let me fill you in.

Tarana literally started the entire #metoo movement ten years ago while working on behalf of women and girls. She made it easy for women who have been subjected to harassment to speak out by just saying “Me too”.

The thing that makes this cover so amazing is the fact that she did not land the cover amongst Time Magazine’s person of the year honorees as silence breakers even though the phrase originated with her.

It was a no-brainer for Hannah Magazine to feature Tarana because as they mentioned themselves, we have to always consistently celebrate ourselves all the time and never wait for anyone to do it on our behalf. Hannah Magazine is a publication created by a black woman that celebrates black women and they did such an amazing job with Tarana.

Via The Grio:

The regal pictures feature Burke’s hair styled in a voluminous afro complemented by a golden headpiece reminiscent of the Harlem Renaissance era. Her eyes are closed as her hands cup her face. Her lips are accentuated with a pop of bold, red color. She looks at peace.

So…I’ve been nervous about this for weeks. @qimmahsaafir of @hannah.magazine is a visionary who deeply cares about the life, livelihood and well-being of sisters. Her and her team treated me so well on this shoot and the pictures are unlike any I’ve ever seen of myself, but I was still nervous because, well, it’s hard to see what folks who care about you see – but easy to agree with hateful folks. This took a LOT for me. I actually do love it. I love all of the pictures. I hope you all order the magazine and support this sister too because she is putting in work. Thank you, @qimmahsaafir for helping me to see myself through different eyes even for a little while. Link to order the magazine in the bio.

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Burke posted the cover shot on her Instagram with a note of gratitude to Hannah magazine’s creator, Qimmah Saafir.

“So…I’ve been nervous about this for weeks,” Burke wrote. “@Qimmahsaafir of @hannah.magazine is a visionary who deeply cares about the life, livelihood and well-being of sisters. Her and her team treated me so well on this shoot and the pictures are unlike any I’ve ever seen of myself, but I was still nervous because, well, it’s hard to see what folks who care about you see – but easy to agree with hateful folks.”

Burke continued, “This took a LOT for me. I actually do love it. I love all of the pictures. I hope you all order the magazine and support this sister too because she is putting in work. Thank you, @qimmahsaafir for helping me to see myself through different eyes even for a little while.”

Hannah Magazine wrote this on their Instagram:

Here’s the thing: We’ve Got the Time. Today and every day, to properly honor and uplift the Black women who do the work, have been doing the work and will continue to do the work. @Taranajaneen, you are a soldier, a goddess and a superhero. We applaud you. We salute you. And we celebrate you. SHINE, sis. Everyone, we are honored to introduce our Issue No.3 #HANNAHMuse: Tarana Burke.

Pick up a copy of the magazine here.

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