Actress, playwright, producer and activist Danai Gurira graces the June 2018 cover of EBONY magazine. Between spending time fighting for wildlife preservation and working on her TV adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Gurira shared some of her Black Girl Magic with the publication. It appears we are not the only ones who can’t get enough of the Zimbabwean-raised cover girl.
Check out what several celebrities had to say about the cover:
— KIZA DEEN (@kizadeen) May 17, 2018
— Dionne Grant (@DionneGrant) May 17, 2018
This is beautiful! https://t.co/0IMUX5NJ0p
— gina cherelus (@jeanuh_) May 17, 2018
— Andrea Lewis (@missandrealewis) May 17, 2018
The Black Panther co-star also shared her appreciation for EBONY while promoting the cover shoot on her Twitter page. “#EbonyMagazine was always that source of edification celebrating Black voices, history, and achievements,” she tweeted.
Growing up at a time you often didn’t see yourself represented in popular media, #EbonyMagazine was always that source of edification celebrating Black voices, history, and achievements. Really enjoyed shooting this cover and sharing my story with them. Thanks so much @Ebonymag! pic.twitter.com/Ok8rbcrXff
— Danai Gurira (@DanaiGurira) May 17, 2018
Check out more behind the scenes footage of Gurira’s cover shoot on Inside EBONY.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.