Homecoming star Janelle Monáe takes the cover of Variety Magazine‘s 2020 Power of Women edition captured by fashion photographer Sophy Holland. In charge of styling was Alexandra Mandelkorn, with beauty from hair stylist Nikki Nelms, makeup artist Jessica Smalls, and manicurist Sreynin Peng.
To have a Black woman and an Asian woman in a relationship on TV is the type of representation that we need. Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community is an honor. – Monáe on her role in Homecoming & LGBTQIA+ representation
I don’t really know what day it is most days and nights. I’m questioning time — does it even exist? Yes, we are in this together, But we’re not all going through the same experience financially. My situation is a lot different than a single black mom with five kids who just got laid off. – Monáe on self-isolation
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