“Braids are not new. Cornrows are not new. Twists are not new. Bantu knots are not new. If our hair could talk, it would tell you of our legacy.” For our inaugural State of Black Beauty cover, @traceeellisross shares her personal journey in reframing the narrative of Black beauty for herself and for the world. Her photoshoot—led by an all-Black team and guided by the creative direction and brilliance of the star herself—pays homage to the history, resilience, and artistry of Black hair. Ross’s one mandate: That the resulting art be the vision of the team, together. For her full conversation with friend and fellow Emmy nominee @kerrywashington see link in bio.
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