The cover art for the Vanity Fair Magazine, July/August issue exudes the elegance and poise of Black woman not girl magic featuring the Oscar Award winning actress Viola Davis. Many social media mavens have recently seen the video circulating of Viola sharing her journey in Hollywood as a black actress demanding equal opportunity and pay.
It is clear at least in my opinion Viola Davis is a woman that moves with intention beyond self admiration. She is constantly on the frontline speaking truth to power for the success of all black people. In the Vanity Fair article Viola candidly shares with the writer at Vanity Fair, I feel like my entire life has been a protest. My production company is my protest. Me not wearing a wig at the Oscars in 2012 was my protest. It is a part of my voice, just like introducing myself to you and saying, ‘Hello, my name is Viola Davis.
I applaud Viola for her truth to not only be a voice but a present body in the progress. She is the essence of one is not free until we are all free.
Plus, Viola’s cover is also Vanity Fair’s first-ever cover shot by a black photographer, Dario Calmese.
Check out the entire VANITY FAIR article.