Inside The Love Issue

I’m Not Your Superwoman
Who said you had to do it all in order to have it all? Tiffany Dufu on how to expect less from yourself, get more from your partner and flourish at work and life.

I Never Wanted a Wedding
We went dress shopping with Essence’s Senior News & Culture Editor — and learned that wedding planning involves far more than flowers, tulle and tuxes.

Every Body Yoga
Jessamyn Stanley is bringing Black, curvy, radical self-love to the exclusive world of yoga — shattering the stereotypes of the “typical” yoga body or practice.

Self-Love as Religion
Mama Cax intimately recounts her journey from cancer Victim to Survivor — leading to her ultimate adoption of self-love as religion.

Bitch Better Have My Money
Knowing your worth is not just about feeling warm and fuzzy. Executive coach Angelina Darrisaw helps us to understand our position and value in the marketplace.

Better Brows
Whether yours are thin, growing back in or super thick — celebrity makeup artist Delina Medhin has you covered with a foolproof guide for naturally beautiful brows.

For Tight Curls, Coils & Kinks
A “4C” beauty herself and the master behind Issa’s (seemingly infinite) looks on HBO’s Insecure — Felicia Leatherwood expertly answers the most frequent kinky hair care questions.

Back and Forth with Heben and Tracy
The hosts of BuzzFeed’s hit podcast, Another Round, weigh in on Imposter Syndrome, self-care and what Black girls should know. (Hint: you are everything.)

Ivory & Ash: Sisterhood at Work
Our editor-in-chief sits down with Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory, the soulful creative duo redefining and beautifying the world of wellness for Black women. Having intentionally built their lives — and livelihood — around championing women of color on their wellness journeys, they are the embodiment of sisterhood at work.

Make the Dream Work
Jamyla Bennu, founder of natural hair and skincare company Oyin Handmade, shares nuggets from her 18-year marriage and how her family “says it with their work.”

New Mommy Starter Pack
Hyper Skin founder Desiree Verdejo knows a thing or two about beauty products. She rounds up her favorites that got her through the sleepless newborn phase.

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The Love Issue features cover girls Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory of Black Girl In Om, and explores what love looks like in action. It expands our definition of the famous four letter word in ways, both traditional and untraditional.

Beautifully photographed, brilliantly written, printed and perfect bound; this issue of CRWN is 156 pages of your hair culture and lifestyle. Thumb through it and see the diversity of Black women — and find yourself there.


Features: 156 pages
Published by: CRWN Magazine
Dimensions: 8.0in x 10.8in x 0.38in (20.32cm x 27.43cm x 0.97cm)


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