My girl Kerry Washington is the cover story for the March Issue of Instyle Magazine.
“Enjoy not being good at something because that’s how you get better at it.”
Inside the publication, Kerry talks about the new found sisterhood that’s going on in Hollywood, that I am loving, along with her style choices for this shoot.
“One of the biggest gifts of my life came out of Time’s Up,” she says, citing how the birth of the movement was a turning point. Previously, actresses existed in isolation from one another. “We were told, ‘That one is difficult, and that one is crazy, and that one is unreliable.’ We’d been told these untruths because oftentimes you are the only woman in the room. Those labels would get filtered to us about each other.”
“We are really pouring into each other,” Washington says of Hollywood’s current synergistic state. “We became a sisterhood in the industry across different roles and, in particular, with fellow actresses. We are so invested now, and we understand each other.”
“I’m doing a project with two co-producers who are Black men, and it’s a different kind of safety. In a room full of women, I still have to translate my Blackness, in a way,” she says. “In these rooms there is another kind of safety that comes from speaking to the same cultural, racial identity.”