Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock-Akil and Issa Rae For Essence Mag

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Five of the most powerful storytellers of our day grace the cover of the May issue of ESSENCE this month!  Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock-Akil and Issa Rae, who’ve each made tremendous impacts on their respective mediums, look stunning in all-white dresses in the cover photo. I love it and check out more inside! 

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Grab your copy on April 17th and join them in celebrating how they’re telling our stories and killing it! Congrats to all the beautiful ladies!

“Of course that has to happen,” says DuVernay, director of Selma. “But it is more about people working autonomously, independently, to create their own structures, mechanisms, companies, outlets. Look at you, Issa—nobody was giving you anything, so you created your own work and your own platform and your own way to distribute.” Read more here.

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