Cover Girl and ambassador for all things self empowering, Janelle Monae graces the May cover of ESSENCE Magazine looking incredibly beautiful! Happy to see a woman as talented and gracious as Monae dish on how she stands up to the pressures of the industry.
“Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. I like skirts and dresses like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way”
On her signature coif, the pomp!
“When I’m not onstage, I make sure it’s moisturized and sitting like a nice plant getting fertilization.”
How she handles the pressures of being perfect
“It was getting in the way of me being great and enjoying the process. Now I’ve become more fearless. I’ve become more unafraid to mess up. As long as I’m honest, giving my all and not allowing anything prior or after to fill up my mental space, then I’m good.”
For more on the interview, check out the May issue, on sale now! Plus, I take it back to the Salon for tips on choosing the right stylist for you + some awesome bloggers spill their natural hair secrets!