July 31, 2020

OPRAH HONORS BREONNA TAYLOR ON HISTORIC SEPTEMBER COVER OF O MAGAZINE

By Alisa Gumbs

Oprah Winfrey is honoring the life of Breonna Taylor by putting her on the cover of the September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine—marking the first time in 20 years that Winfrey won’t grace the cover.

“We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine,” Winfrey writes in her What I Know for Sure column. “I cry for justice in her name.”

The cover illustration was created by a Black woman, 24-year-old digital artist Alexis Franklin.

“When Breonna Taylor was killed, I couldn’t even try to shut it out. I was uncontrollably angry and hurt,” Franklin said in O magazine.