Wow! I just saw the new cover for the October issue of
lessence Essence magazine. Forgive me, I’m still a bit bitter the magazine has fallen off. It was a great read back in the day. Before white corporate America, took it over. Any who, Viola Davis looks great on the cover. I also like her quote:
“I had to defend myself as an artist, but I found myself defending myself as a dark-skinned Black woman in front of people who did not know my life. I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am…”
I’m feeling her on that. As a darker woman, I know the drama she has to deal with. We still leave in a society hostile towards darker skinned black women. Davis looks gorgeous. I just might buy this issue (gulp).