Rihanna, a woman of multiple talents. One of them, in addition to his musical ear, an exquisite taste for dress and a mind for strategic business, and the ability to recognize in others traits that become characters worthy of appreciate.
And this is precisely the exercise that, along with the american magazine iD Magazine to purpose of its 40th anniversary, performed by choosing to 43 women that “are revolutionizing the worlds of fashion, art, film, music and activism,” says the note of presentation of Rihannazinethe magazine cocreada by the artist in person.
Photographed by the internationally renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti, Rihannazine presents faces recognized and other not-so-well-known –all chosen by the artist, the guru of the diverse beauty and a philanthropist– including the Model year 2019 British Fashion Awards, Adut Akech; the model and founder of the movement Gurls Talk, Adwoa Aboah; supermodels Anok Yai, Bella and Gigi Hadid; the advocates of positivism in the body, Paloma Elsesser.
And they also appear as characters such as the actress up-and-coming star of the series HBO: Euphoria, Alexa Demie, the participant of the contest Rupaul Drag’s Race, Vanessa Vanjie Matthew; the granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and youth activist for gun control in the united States, Yolanda Renee Kingand the founder of the movement #MeToo, Tarana Burke.
“For me, this number so special iD represents the change and the culture, ” said Rihanna. While Alastair McKimm, editor-in-chief of iD, he added that this number is dedicated to “some of the people that are reshaping progressively the sense of the culture through fashion, music, art and activism, and creating a future that is more inclusive and diverse.”
Nessa Teran, founder of I am Zoila, digital space dedicated to the visibility of women through writing and journalism, label the editorial project of Rihanna as “successful”.
“It is superoportuno show the different points of view and celebrate all of the multiplicity that can be femininity”, explains the journalist.
Your digital space, which in its publication number 8 shows various profiles female in the music industry and local DJ Jewel and the singers Paola Navarrete and Juana, of the Swing Original Monks, was created to “pay the gap”.
“There is a gap in the public opinion of female voices; in the media, women are almost never quoted as experts, and their footprints are erased from the text books; their contributions are almost never taken into account,” says the writer. “There is a gap in historical about women, their lives, their achievements, their intellectual production and cultural”.
Teran, in addition, consider the character intersectional that owns the publishing project of Rihanna –to bring together women from different cultural backgrounds, ages, race, and sexual identities, something very similar to what he did, during the fashion week in New York, in the parades of their lingerie brand Savage X Fenty.
“The fact of being intersectional in the selection of those who participate in your campaigns and have a presence in your platform is crucial, because women are not a single mold,” he says. “Beyond that we sister the fact of being women, there are things that differentiate us as the experiences of life and more or less privileges.”
iD Magazine he stated that to achieve the 40 years of existence was the realization of something monumental and quoting the famous words of Rupaul: “Only a woman with charisma, uniqueness, nerves and talent”, could do it.
“A woman who is a voice for change, inclusion, authenticity, diversity and female empowerment,” says the magazine. In addition to the 5000 copies that were released worldwide the 27 of January, iD is also posted in its digital version the 43 interviews conducted. Interviews that include the basic but existential question: If you could ask Rihanna a question, what would it be? (E)