The trailblazing actress discusses overcoming colorism, finding her purpose, and how she maintains the “it factor.”

SHEEN Magazine’s holiday issue is dedicated to the game changer, to those individuals who most impacted the year of 2018, positively shaping their environment with passion, graciousness, and encouragement. Likewise, the Holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the prior year, while recognizing how you yourself are capable of being a game changer, sharing goodwill with your family, friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike.

Emerging actress Deborah Ayorinde graces the magazine’s cover, as an exemplary representation of the game changer. Deborah tells us how she became the role model she once needed, and how along way she overcame the chains of racism and sexism. She truly is a shining light.
“To be able to make others feel like they’re amazing and lit is everything for me.”

Our double-cover features none other than Z Nation star, Kellita Smith. In the exclusive interview, the actress transforms into a mythical goddess, remaining as real and charming as ever, showing us how she’s been able to successfully navigate through Hollywood for decades.
“I love what I do. I can’t do nothing else…just make sure you are passionate about what you do.”

Actress and soon-to-be mommy, Amber Stevens West shares her beauty routine, and why 2019 will be her year for an exclusive Beauty Spotlight. For the Foundation, Symphani Soto sleighs her winter beauty, while transformation master, Sir Tony Walker, gives the scoop on how to enhance your persona style. Beauty YouTuber, Princess Bellaaa, dishes on all things beauty, and we’ve got you covered for the gift giving season with plenty of stellar beauty finds for under $20!

For our uber stylish high-fashion editorial, Marlo Hampton shares her coveted style advice, while sharing a little about her heart for foster care programs, and oh my, what a gorgeous photo spread, if we do say so ourselves!
“I’m a game changer because I’m not afraid to be authentically Marlo.”

Sir Joe Exclusive, the style maestro, gives the key steps needed to tailor an outfit worthy of the red carpet. From the school hallway to New York Fashion Week runways, Cheryl Bergamy shows us how her passion for styling hair encourages everyone to feel beautiful. Fashion designer Lisa Nicole helps us make a fashion statement, and we show you how to amp your attire and glam it up this holiday season!

The lovely Eris Baker, rising starlet of This is Us, explains what it’s like to have homework on a movie set, how she discovered her unique fashion sense, and why her generation will change the world. Extraordinary painter, Ayogu Kingsley, tells us how he became an artist, and shows why he’s quickly becoming the next face of hyperrealism painting. Cowgirl Aaliyah Jones steals our hearts with her barrel racing heroics, showing us how she handles adversity and prejudice, and how her boots were made for ridin’. Laugh out loud with comedian, writer, and our featured Mandate, Deon Cole. And Brandi Harvey expresses the importance of gaining knowledge from everyday life experience. Finally, we show you how to save some bucks, and travel the world BIG!

SHEEN Magazine’s November/December 2018 Game Changer issue hits stands on October 31st.

📸 Photographer Will Sterling

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