[Close-Up] Sonequa Martin-Green Serves Natural Beauty For ‘ESSENCE’ Digital Cover

Sonequa Martin-Green
Photo Credit: Derek Reed

Star Trek: Discovery actress Sonequa Martin-Green is serving a serious glow-up on ESSENCE’s digital cover spread. The beauty shines in a textured updo and power ponytail coiffed by Monae Everett and face beat by Jessica Smalls.

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Inside the cover spread, she poses it up in edgy glam looks styled by Mecca James-Williams and opens up about being the first-ever Black woman lead on Star Trek, normalizing Black women and how she addresses racism with her son.


Sonequa Martin-Green
Photo Credit: Derek Reed

“My husband and I can’t help what our son comes across,” she told the glossy. “But we present him with images and messaging that will at least negate what he sees. That’s why I thank God for this role because it is something I can point to and say, ‘Hey, look at this. It’s Mommy, but it’s also a Black woman saving the world and being a genius.’”

Sonequa Martin-Green
Photo Credit: Derek Reed

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