The cover of the May 2017 issue of Essence magazine honors 12 women who are trailblazers and pioneers for equal rights and intersectionality. The cover features our favorite and honorary sister Linda Sarsour, along with #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign, TV’s leading woman Shonda Rhimes, and many more.
So, she must be totally happy about this, right?
What's the issue?
However, there is one thing missing from the cover: Black Muslim women activists.
(Laughs.) Not simply women, black women or Muslim women but Black-Muslim-women-activists! Seriously, how can a magazine be so bigoted in the current year!?