Months after making history as the first burkini model to cover Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Halima Aden has become the first black woman to grace cover of Essence magazine in a hijab.
The Somali-American model announced it on Twitter on Monday in which she looked flawless in monochrome pink on the magazine’s cover.
Aden posed for magazine’s 50th anniversary cover for January/February 2020 where she told the magazine that ‘it’s important for me to be visible and to do whatever I can to let girls know that they don’t have to change who they are’. ‘I want them to know the world will meet them exactly where they stand,’ she added.
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