Zendaya Coleman has marked significant pivotal moments for Black women in Hollywood. It is because of these moments and Zendaya’s ever-growing filmography that Essence Magazine has made her the cover star for their 50th year anniversary closing month issue.
“Seeing Black women win, in any form, brings me joy. I was just looking at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty fashion show, and I was like, ‘You better, girl!”
The rollercoaster year that is 2020 has only proven that Zendaya is here to stay. From being the star of one of the most acclaimed TV shows on one of the biggest networks––Euphoria, to her becoming the first Black woman to play the leading woman in one of Marvel’s oldest franchises, and her latest accolade––the youngest Primetime Emmy award winner in history, Zendaya keeps proving that there’s no stopping her.