Singer, songwriter, actress, and model Janella Monáe has been tapped to grace the cover of the May 2017 issue of Marie Claire. The May 2017 “Global Beauty Issue” will also feature a slew of young names in fashion, music and film, including Emily Ratajkowski, Naomi Aja King, Zoey Deutch and Alexandra Daddario. Each woman was chosen because they standup for what they believe in and “they aren’t afraid to speak their minds, embrace their feminism and be vocal advocates for change,” according to Marie Claire’s Instagram.
Take a look at some of the images from Monáe from the issue below and of course, be sure to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands.
“I believe in embracing what makes you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable. I have learned there is power in saying no. I have agency. I get to decide.” —Janelle Monae interviewed by Kevin Sessums for our #FreshFaces cover story. Swipe through to see more images from the issue. Photographs by @NicolasMoore Janelle is wearing an @alexandrevauthier dress, earrings by @tiffanyandco, and a ring by @messikajewelry Styled by @edmondalison Hair by @nikkinelms Makeup by @jessicapsmalls