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Alicia Keys Covers ELLE UK December 2016

Now this is one magazine cover I am completely in love with. It is definitely the best December 2016 cover.

 

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I am a massive fan of Alicia Keys, and I am very delighted to see she is a cover girl for ELLE UK The Feminism Issue December 2016. I have not seen Alicia Keys on a UK magazine cover for a very long time. I honestly can’t remember the last time I saw her on one, so this issue is like a breath of fresh air.

Alicia Keys chats exclusively with ELLE UK about her family, being a feminist, and going makeup free.

 

On feminism:

‘Let’s look the definition up because I have in my mind what I feel it means.” Reading on her phone, she continues: ” ‘The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of political, social and economic equality’ – so yes. Yes, I am a feminist, and whoever isn’t is crazy…It’s about owning your power, embracing your womanhood.’

 

I agree with the fact that any woman who isn’t a feminist based on the original definition here, is crazy. I even wrote about being a feminist some months ago. But the problem today is there are various definitions of a feminist, and various types too. I don’t agree with a bunch of them, I think they are just overly excited but I do agree with the original definition Keys read out here, and I wonder who wouldn’t!

 

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On going make-up free:

It took me forever to get this skin. I mean, I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples. I lived through that in the public eye. But when I first got pregnant [six years ago with her son, Egypt] I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin. Some have called this a crusade. Well, I died laughing at that. I use to feel the pressure to appear as the music industry expected, but I don’t now.’

I am so happy to know she is now very comfortable in her own skin. I am hoping I get to that level of comfort some day. It is a work-in-progress but I will get there eventually.

 

What do you think of this issue? I am yet to read it but I want to. It sounds like a fab read. I can see myself grabbing an issue this weekend before it leaves the newsstands.

 

 

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34 responses

  1. I think that it’s utterly fabulous that a celebrity has chosen to go make up free. I hope it inspires the younger generation to think that they don’t need layers of face paint to be pretty. Beauty comes from within. Paint is just paint.

  2. Love Alicia Keys. So pleased she’s re-emerging. I only ever go makeup free in the privacy of my own home, lol!. Wish I had her nerve – then again she is stunningly beautiful. Tx

  3. I love how her skin looks! can’t believe she is not wearing any makeup, I went dairy free and gluten free for some moths because of a stomach problem but I find it so hard… good for her!

  4. She is so beautiful! What’s sad to me is how so many women are upset that SHE doesn’t wear make-up. Even “friends” of mine were mad. Women can’t embrace their beauty comfortably without being crucified by some. The confidence she has to step out into the public eye, the way she does without make-up and being a celebrity is amazing. Not to mention inspiring for all of our daughters, sisters, and cousins.

    So many of us idolize celebrities and I feel like she would be the one to follow, if anyone. So many superficial women, I feel like I finally see a REAL woman in the industry. Great post because I pay no attention to magazines when I’m in the grocery store! lol

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