CERO01 — Amandla Stenberg

Our inaugural issue for Spring 2021 spans all six inhabited continents to spotlight over two dozen young activists working to effect change on a range of issues, including the actress and Black Lives Matter advocate Amandla Stenberg, who was photographed for one of our four covers by Craig McDean. Profiles on Thuso Mbedu, the breakout star of Barry Jenkins's The Underground Railroad, and the soulful musician Cautious Clay appear alongside photography projects from Anthony Cotsifas and Nana Yaw Oduro and a fashion story by Hanna Tveite and Melissa Levy starring Guinevere van Seenus. Also inside, our food editor Flynn McGarry shares his enticing arrangements combining food and flowers, while our poetry editor Ocean Vuong kicks off our series of original prose with a new work, both of them part of an issue that celebrates creativity and passion in all their forms.

All net proceeds from the sales of this cover will be donated to Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society.