Allure has revealed its April cover, featuring the gorgeous Imaan Hammam, Dilone and Aamito Lagum opposite the cover line “The Beauty of Diversity.”
Celebrating diveristy, Allure asked 41 women — the cover stars included — to share their stories of colourism, diversity and inclusion. “Because our skin can be both a vulnerability and a defense,” wrote Allure. “But most importantly, it can be a source of celebration.”
Among the women interviewed were actresses (Meghan Markle, Priyanka Chopra and Constance Wu) to activists (Bethann Hardison and Tamika Mallory, national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington) to “tell [Allure] the story of their lives through their skin” while also discussing their memories, role models and goals for the future.
“We still have a ways to go in terms of skin-care, which is mostly geared toward anti-aging,” said Susan C. Taylor, dermatologist and associate professor of dermatology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. “There’s no escape from America realizing that we are brown now. We can only hope that everyone realizes that we’re all Americans.”
You can read the full April 2017 cover story over at Allure.com now.by