“Orange is the New Black” actress Uzo Aduba covers the September 2016 issue of Essence magazine photographed by Dennis Leupold.
“People were thirsty, but they didn’t even know what they were thirsty for until they saw our show. They wanted stories that felt inclusive of their existence, where they could see themselves…I never imagined a Bantu knot-wearing woman named Crazy Eyes would do all of this. Definitely not…”
[Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold/Courtesy of Essence Magazine]