Kerry Washington is stealing our hearts with style and grace for her second cover story this month – this time for Glamour‘s May Issue. Lensed by Steven Pan, the Hollywood powerhouse rocks naturally textured tresses coiffed by Takisha Sturdivant-Drew into a low ponytail with added length and perfectly contoured face beat.
Styled by Laura Ferrera, the beauty serves up slay after slay donning pieces from such designers as Dries Van Noten, Valentino and Proenza Schouler.
If society is telling us to look the other way, and you, as anybody from a disenfranchised community, are saying, “My story matters,” that is an act of activism. When Cicely Tyson wore her natural hair on television, it wasn’t considered beautiful for a black woman to wear her natural, textured hair. She made it mainstream. With Diahann Carroll, it was an act of activism just for her to be the lead on her own show, Julia. Art often leads to the opening of our thoughts as a society.
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