“I’m in my forties, post baby and I’m thinner than I’ve been in years. The last step will be letting my hair go natural. That’s when you’ll know I’m free…”
We’ve all watched NIA LONG grow up on-screen. At 41, with her pixie cut and eternally young good looks, she’s the hip-hop generation’s fantasy girlfriend. Now as she embraces life with her sons (including a new baby!), her partner and a reconnection with her father, the star tells ESSENCE that she has never felt more fulfilled.
Plus, ESSENCE welcomes you to Young, Black & Amazing—our special section for young women (but if you’re over 35 you’ll find tips here, too!) The package also has its own cover, featuring “Awkward Black Girl” star ISSA RAE, and highlights other YBA women who are striving to change the game such as SOLANGE KNOWLES, AZEALIA BANKS, JOAN SMALLS, CONDOLA RASHAD, CHANEL IMAN and more! #ESSENCEyba