After penning a powerful essay on Lenny Tuesday depicting the struggles and pressures women go through to look a certain way, Alicia Keys vowed to officially stop covering up. “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing,” she said.
Already, in just the few days since the piece was published, the songstress has made good on her promise.
Take, for example, her new breathtaking spread from Fault Magazine:
Keys, who arrived on-set from the gym with no makeup on and a sweatshirt — a look she called a “quick run-to-the-shoot-so-I-can-get-ready look” — ended up staying in that exact look for the shoot.
“I swear it is the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt,” she said of the experience.