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.
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.
“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.’”
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