Gabrielle Union is the November cover model for Essence Magazine. The Birth Of A Nation actress looks like a pillar of fortitude, giving us a strong pose for the cover.
Gabrielle Union gets real in her interview, including being a rape survivor. It’s great to see her speaking so publicly about something women often suffer in silence. There is power in the story and power in uplifting other women, Gabrielle shares with Essence Magazine,
On Birth of a Nation and Nate Parker‘s rape case: “…As a rape survivor and as an advocate, I cannot shy away from this responsibility because the conversation got difficult. I don’t want to put myself above anyone’s pain or triggers. Every victim or survivor, I believe you. I support you. I support you if you don’t want to see the film. I absolutely understand and respect that. I can’t sell the film. This movie has always been about more than one person, and for the outspoken feminist advocates and allies who risked a lot to be a part of this project—Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Penelope Ann Miller—we are okay if you have to sit this one out, and we’re okay if you don’t, and we understand…”
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