Janelle Monáe for Paper Magazine

Posted on June 26, 2019

Janelle Monáe covers the latest issue of Paper magazine photographed by Kelia Anne and styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn.




On supporting the community: “I look to Indya Moore, Mj Rodriquez, Janet Mock (my Pose family)…Laverne Cox, those women are putting themselves and their lives on the frontline everyday. When their trans sisters and brothers get murdered, they feel it. We have to support them…It’s just a responsibility I feel. I could do better. I’ll do better.”

On coming out: “We have to make sure that we don’t pressure people to come out. Everybody doesn’t have the same set of circumstances. There are people, young people in particular, that will be cut off from their family, hanged or jailed if they walked in their truth. Folks who are not comfortable speaking out about your sexuality publicly, we see you and you are valid and you matter.”


Style Credits:
Cover: Kaimin Dress from the Fall 2019 Collection | Chris Habana Earrings
First Image: Marina Hoermanseder Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection | United Nude Shoes
Second Image: Malan Breton Leather Dress with Belt from the Fall 2019 Collection

Hair: Nikki Nelms
Makeup: Jessica Smalls

[Photo Credit: Kelia Anne/Paper Magazine, kaiminofficial.com, malanbreton.com, kaltblut-magazine.com]

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