Photo Credit: NYLON
Listen, I am in love with the latest cover offering from NYLON Mag!
First off, I love Gabourey. She exudes a presence and aura that is so positive and strong. I claim a lot of celebrities as my best friend in my head, and I don't foresee that stopping any time soon. I'd definitely want Gabby to be my BFF!
Seeing the cover and spread really made me happy, more so because it's rare that we get to see a real plus size black woman get any shine. I feel like Gabby helps to represent real women, the ones that don't have hourglass figures and fit a certain societal mold. This cover is special because it allows women to see a piece of themselves on a platform. Representation is everything! Gabby really sets an example of being unapologetic about who you are and everything that encompasses, transparent about the tough things we go through, loving you first and honestly not giving a fxck about what the outside noise is saying concerning you.
In the spread's interview, I loved getting to experience another side to Gabby, the sides we don't get to see and read about. I loved how open and transparent she was about her struggles with her weight, mental health, eating disorders, her journey to being okay and so much more. It's hard oftentimes for people to be completely honest about how they are doing. When you get to witness someone being open about their personal struggles, it sort of makes you face your own issues. We all go through hard times, but it makes it so much easier when we don't have to feel like we are alone. I learned so much about Gabby that I didn't know before and the powerful effect that she has on people. The whole interview was honestly very inspiring! My takeaway: problems really are universal and don't discriminate; no matter what cards you were dealt in life or what people have to say about you, you can't let this world stop you from progressing!
AND Gabby has been working on her memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, that's set to release May 1st! She is keeping busy, okay!
I definitely suggest that you all head on over to NYLON mag and check out Gabby's cover story! In the meantime, enjoy these BOMB images from the spread of Queen Gabby!
The black magic is in full effect!
Photo Credit: NYLON
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