Zoe Kravitz is the October cover girl for California-based C Magazine and she opened up about her career, family (she is the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and Cosby show legend Lisa Bonet) and identity. It’s a topic she’s been more vocal about lately. Kravitz has spoken before about her hesitance to identify with African American culture. She touches on this again in her feature.
“I think there was a point when I resisted being categorized,” she reflects. “I got past that and started to really dig deeper and learn more about my roots. I identify as everything, and am proud and connected to the rich history that I come from.”
Her daily uniform is an urban-inspired study in black and white—revealing enough to show off some of her ink (including a cassette tape, a mermaid, an arrow and the words “Free at last,” an ode to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech). Her coiffure, these days, is lustrous, torso-grazing braids: “I originally did them as a joke, like an ode to the ’90s,” she says. “They aren’t some symbolic thing, but it still feels important, I think, to be a brown girl with natural hair. You see blond girls with the same hair in every movie.”
Check out the photos from the feature.
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