In May Essence Magazine will celebrate its 45th anniversary!  In celebration, they are shining a spotlight on Shonda Rhimes, Mara Brock Akil, Issa Rae, Debbie Allen, and Ava DuVernay; women who are game changers in television, film, and the web! 

May we all follow their lead and give our best selves to our heart's desires.  Check out the cover below. It's beautiful!