BY Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson, 1:00pm December 13, 2018,

Serena Williams makes Teen Vogue cover and has a message for young black girls

Serena Williams ends the year in grand style as she graces the cover of Teen Vogue Magazine’s December issue. The sports legend and GQ’s woman of the year looked younger than ever on the cover of the magazine with cornrows, her first time wearing the hairstyle for any magazine cover according to Teen Vogue.

The last edition of the magazine for 2018 has Serena Williams in conversation with 12-year-old gun-control activist Naomi Wadler led by the magazine’s youngest black editor in chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner on the topics of power, activism and #blackpower magic.

Serena Williams makes Teen Vogue cover and has a message for young black girls

Lindsay Peoples Wagner. Photo;

On Thursday, Teen Vogue posted an image of the magazine’s cover on Instagram and a few hours later, an image of the ever gorgeous and confident Serena Williams in an eloquent green dress and a powerful caption to explain why Serena had cornrows for the magazine shoot and cover.

A few hours after Teen Vogue shared the news, an excited Serena Williams took to Instagram to share the Magazine’s cover and a few fans had nice words for their icon.

The conversation between the three black women happened during Teen Vogue’s 2018 Teen Vogue Summit. During the conversation, Chief editor 
Lindsay Peoples Wagner passed questions between her two guests who answered in the most laid-back yet nail-hitting style ever on gender, being black, multi-tasking, how they get things done, things they would still love to accomplish.

The conversation which is on Teen Vogue has Serena spilling out wisdom to all young black women and young women in general.

Answering the question on how she multi-tasks between being a full-time mother, a champion tennis star, a wife and fashion designer, Serena honestly answered;  Honestly, I don’t know. I go to bed every night thinking, How did I get through this day? 

Serena Williams makes Teen Vogue cover and has a message for young black girls

 Naomi Wadler

The woman of the year could not help but express her admiration for the 12-year-old Naomi Wadler who sounded effortless in answering her questions like she had been talking on such issues all her life. She also expressed an interest in learning how to code to feel more accomplished.

The article is definitely an early Christmas gift and a must-read for all young black ladies gearing towards a successful and accomplished 2019 teaching self-love, acceptance and how to get things done without sounding too serious.

We have definitely lost count on the number of magazine covers Serena has bagged this year but with this December 2018 cover, the sports icon is ending the year in style gearing up for a better 2019.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: December 13, 2018


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