“It Is Important To Redefine What Sexy Is” – Check Out Janelle Monae, Aja Naomi King & More In Marie Claire’s May 2017 Issue

What is it like being a woman who is strong and in control? Well Janelle Monae is out here dropping some pearls of wisdom. The actress and singer is featured alongside the likes of  actresses: Emily Ratajkowsk, Zoey Deutch, Alexandra Daddario and ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ star Aja Naomi King for the May 2017 issue of Marie Claire Magazine.

In an interview with the publication Janelle revealed…

“It is important to redefine what sexy is. To redefine style… It is important for women to be [in control], especially when gender norms and conformity are pushed upon us. Women automatically are told that this is how you should look. This is how you should get a man. This is how you should get a woman. You need to fit into all these boxes to be accepted. I don’t subscribe to that way of thinking. I don’t think we all have to take the same coordinates to reach the same destination. I believe in embracing what makes you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable. I have learned there is power in saying no. I have agency. I get to decide”

 

She also talked how we need to respect the ‘V’…Oh yes! Janelle said…

”People have to start respecting the vagina. Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex. I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that. You don’t deserve to be in my presence. If you’re going to own this world and this is how you’re going to rule this world, I am not going to contribute anymore until you change it. We have to realize our power and our magic. Because I am all about black-girl magic, even though I’m standing with all women. But this year? This year, I am so carefree black girl.”

 

 

If you are wondering how Aja Naomi feels about her role in the hit series How to Get Away with Murder, well she disclosed…

‘”That has been the real artist challenge, being given something so outlandish and then creating your own gravitational pull. But you learn very quickly that you can’t ridicule it too much, because it will be harder to honor it and harder to do your job. I am still enjoying it, but it is hard work.”

 

 

For more deets about the issue check out marieclaire.com

 

 

 

 

 

Photography:

Nicolas Moore

 

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