Breonna Taylor will be the next cover for Oprah Magazine’s September issue, announced popular American TV host, Oprah Winfrey.
A young self-instructed digital artist, Alexis Franklin, made the digital design of Taylor.
The act is Oprah Magazine’s way of “honoring” Taylor, Winfrey told CBS This Morning.
It is also a way of celebrating the 26-year-old EMT’s life, along with other Black women, whose lives were taken too soon.
This is the first time that another face will be featured on the magazine’s cover beside Winfrey herself.
Breonna Taylor “Was Just Like Me”
On Thursday, Winfrey posted on Twitter a picture of Taylor on the cover of Oprah Magazine.
Along with the picture is a post about Taylor and a call to “cry for justice.”
“She was just like me. She was just like you,” Winfrey wrote about Taylor.
“And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans.”
Winfrey continues with a short description of the night of Taylor’s death.
People “can’t be silent,” she went on urging people to “cry for justice” in “whatever megaphone” they have.
Reimagining Breonna Taylor
Franklin, the artist behind the new Oprah magazine cover, tells the story of how she came up with the design.
According to her, it is a reimagining of an existing image of Taylor used by the media countless times.
Franklin saw “an innocence” in the image, it was “simple but powerful,” she said.
The image was “critical” for the artist to preserve, she added.
Continuous Calls For Justice
Taylor was shot inside her apartment on March 13th, after officers in plainclothes burst into her home and shot her.
Campaigns calling for Taylor’s death have been nonstop thanks to famous personalities’ continuous call for justice.
A lot of people also include her in their tweet, along with the hashtag, #SayHerName.
The campaign began in 2016 to raise awareness on law enforcement killings of women, The Guardian reported.
Recently, WNBA players wore Taylor’s name on their jerseys before tip-off.