Jilly from Philly lands the cover of Essence exuding much confidence and sporting a teeny weeny afro (TWA)! According to TheYBF the songstress “staged sort of a coup” demanding that she wears her natural hair on the cover or she wasn’t doing the photo spread at all.
In the issue, Jill goes on to share:
“This is the simplest form of myself. I look in the mirror and it’s like, ‘Hey, there you go. What’s up, girl?’ For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory. Tomorrow I may want a wig down to my butt and I’m gonna rock it, and the next day I may want a big Afro and I’m gonna rock that too…”
Jill has covered Essence several times before going back to 2003. Each time her tresses looking just a different as the last.