WELCOME TO AUGUST

Six stories that will inspire you to create, go vote, wear real clothes, put on a mask, be authentic, and speak up. Because we could all use a little inspiration right now.

janet mock up front and unafraid

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The multihyphenate reflects on her past (including her coming out story in this magazine), the present movement for Black trans lives, and how she’s shaping the future of Hollywood. Read it here. (opens in new tab)


100 women on why they're voting

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Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle, Condoleezza Rice, and 97 more inspiring women share what motivates them to head to the polls in November. Read it here. (opens in new tab)


Accessories Director Julia Gall takes Gucci's Jackie 1961 bag for a spin. Read it here. (opens in new tab)


Lipsticks aren’t canceled in quarantine. Marie Claire’s beauty editors share the lip hues that instantly boost their moods—even under a mask. Read it here. (opens in new tab)



being black on stage

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Three of musical theater’s biggest stars pull back the curtain on the rampant tokenism and racism in the industry. Read it here. (opens in new tab)