Essence, May 2018
Creative Director: Ronda Thompson
Photo Editor: Tracey Woods
Photographer: Kwaku Alston
Styling: Joseph Cassell Falconer
Makeup: Carola Gonzalez
Hair: Takisha Sturdivant - Drew
Set Design: Walter Barnett
Editor-In-Chief: Vanessa DeLuca
Esquire UK, April 2018
Creative Director: Nick Millington
Photo: William Claxton / Courtesy - Demont Photo
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