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Honoring Breonna • AS OUR NATION CONFRONTS the abhorrent reality of police brutality against Black Americans, one thing is incumbent upon us all: to bear witness. With this month’s cover—the first in our history that hasn’t featured Oprah—we pay tribute to 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, fatally shot by police who stormed into her Louisville home on March 13. The image was created by self-trained 24-year-old digital artist Alexis Franklin. We asked her to take us through her process of capturing not just a likeness, but a soul.
Head Space • Five of the talents from this month’s issue talk letting go and finding strength.
How are you supporting the Black Lives Matter movement?
here we go
MEGAN RAPINOE • As an athlete, she led U.S. women’s soccer to World Cup victory. As an American, she redefined what it means to be a team player.
THE O QUIZ • A round of 20 questions with Megan Rapinoe.
LIVE YOUR best life • Consider: Whether you’re a human being, an insect, a microbe, or a stone, this verse is true. All that you touch, You Change. All that you Change, Changes you.
5 The High Five • A WHOLE HANDFUL OF THINGS TO CHEER ABOUT THIS MONTH!
Make/Believe • How a taboo desire became an artist’s most powerful tool.
My Best Life • Impassioned actor and activist Cynthia Nixon, costarring in the One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel series Ratched (September 18 on Netflix), on what she can’t live without.
Change Your World • One architect’s plan to protect a part of slavery’s history hiding in plain sight.
My Best PET • This Is Us star and singer Mandy Moore cares for a full house of cats and dogs.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO Gayle
the O list • A few gourmet treats we think are just delicious!
Ring Toss • We could all use a little extra sparkle in our lives, and these ingeniously interchangeable jewels are a brilliant way to expand the possibilities. First, choose a band from various metal tones and styles (wide, thin, pavé, textured). Then pick a Swarovski crystal topper and simply screw it in. Really want to mix it up? Have a couple of others on standby to match with different outfits. More bling for your buck!
Great BUYS UNDER $100! • These casual, comfy pieces have prep-school swagger without the stuffiness.
ADAM'S Style SHEET • O creative director Adam Glassman’s relaxed-chic picks will have you doing the new normal with a punch of panache.
2020 BEAUTY O–WARDS • Our annual extravaganza celebrates the best of the best in skincare, the makeup to make you shine, and innovations of hair-raising genius. We smeared, slathered, and savored hundreds of new products to choose the 44 standouts on the following pages. Get ready to glow up!
COSMETICS • Take your color cues from this exciting lineup, which includes a healthier foundation in oodles of shades, a mascara that amplifies lashes like no other, and a luxurious blush duo that perks up skin instantly.
FACE & BODY • If the skin you’re in needs a little tune-up, we’ve found the best brighteners, tighteners, and all-around superstars.
HAIR • And now, the mane attraction. No matter what you’re in the market for (shine, strength, hydration, or all three), we’ve got a hair hero for you.
OUR BEST SHOT • The race is on for a safe, effective Covid-19 vaccine. Here’s where we are in the process—and what it might mean for you.
VACCINE CHEAT SHEET • There are different ways to trigger an immune...