The October issue of Vogue US delivers a spectacular Lupita Nyong'o photo shoot at her home in Kenya. Even more high-impact is the Elizabeth Rubin interview, so broad that I've divided my commentary into two articles. This piece features the Mario Testino images and insights into Lupita's past and future projects, her self-assumed role as a leader among people of color and beauty standards for dark-skinned women.
Part two will focus on Lupita's parents and upbringing in Kenya. I did not know that the family essentially went into self-imposed exile in Mexico, where Lupita was born, because of their political activism. And Lupita Nyong'o herself is stronger than ever as a political and social activist.
Lupita Nyong'o may be one of the most important women of our time. Here's an overview of my extensive writing about Lupita on multiple channels of AOC. ~ Anne