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Featured Article: Four Covers of Town & Country June 2019


Ava DuVernay, Melinda Gates, Christine Lagarde, and Yara Shahidi are the four cover stars of Town & Country’s Summer 2019 issue, on newsstands May 14th. These 4 female power houses come together as the “women who are changing the world” for the magazine’s annual Summer issue dedicated to Philanthropy.

46-year-old filmmaker Ava DuVernay is gearing up for the release of her latest Netflix project, “When They See Us” (premiering on May 31st). Here for T&C, she sheds lights on the brutalities of the criminal justice system and what she hopes audiences take away from the story of the exonerated Central Park Five men. The five men (Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, and Korey Wise) are photographed here exclusively for the publication.

Yara Shahidi, currently starring in The Sun Is Also a Star (in theaters now), gets candid on activism and Instagram, love across borders, and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12th) Shahidi is photographed alongside her mother, Keri Shahidi, who both speak about philanthropy as a family value.

Christine Lagarde is the first woman to hold the position of managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which is an organisation of 189 countries with a lending capacity of $1 trillion. The 63-year-old executive opens up about female economic power and what gives her hope.

Melinda Gates, who’s recently released her first book, “The Moment of Lift,” was interviewed by John Legend and explains why she thinks it is time “that we have a woman as the leader of the country” and what she and her husband Bill Gates strive to achieve with their foundation. Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)


Featured Article: Ava DuVernay, Jessica Chastain & Constance Wu for Marie Claire US April 2019


Marie Claire US releases its April 2019 ‘Change Makers’ issue featuring Ava DuVernay, Jessica Chastain, and Constance Wu (out on newsstands March 26th).

The three cover stars are coming together for MC to showcase what power looks like in 2019. As actresses, activists, and filmmakers each are fighting for inclusion, representation, and equality to shape the future of Hollywood. Inside the cover story, DuVernay opens up about her personal and professional rise as a groundbreaking filmmaker and also shares what she considers her biggest career mistake so far. Wu holds nothing back on how she defines diversity and why women have to compete with one another for roles. Chastain shares when she gave up trying please others and the criticism she’s faced on being so outspoken.

Ava DuVernay On honoring her craft before fame: “I didn’t have dreams or designs that a studio would want to make my work, that any awards body or critical community would embrace my work. In many ways, that lack of attention put me in a really good place. No one’s going to watch it anyway, so I may as well make what I want.”

Constance Wu On defining diversity: “Diversity isn’t just ‘Let’s have people of color supporting this white person’s story.’”

On competition among actresses: “People say women are inherently bitchy and competitive. But anybody will be competitive if there’s only one seat at the table.”

Jessica Chastain On criticism for being outspoken: “I’ve had people tell me, ‘You need to be a little more quiet with all this woman talk.’” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)


Three Covers of Elle US November 2015









UPDATED OCTOBER 16TH 2015: Added the complete cover series with Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Dakota Johnson, Gena Rowlands, Amy Schumer, Kate Winslet, Alicia Vikander, and Salma Hayek.

UPDATED OCTOBER 14TH 2015: Added new cover featuring Dakota Johnson. (source)

Amy Schumer, Salma Hayek and Kate Winslet are fronting the latest issue of Elle US for their annual Women In Hollywood Issue. (source)

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