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O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine February 2018

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
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One-off
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in this issue

2 min.
born this way

Owen Gildersleeve, Illustrator FEELING GOOD, PAGE 67 A word people often use to describe me is...caring. One thing I’ll never change about myself is...my work drive. I’m always trying to push things forward, and I get excited about exploring new ideas. A person who’s one-hundred-percent herself all the time is...my wife, Ciara. She stands by her morals, which is part of what first attracted me to her. Anya Yurchyshyn, Writer “LOVE AND MERCY,” PAGE 107 One thing I’ll never change about myself is...my choice to live in a not-great apartment. I’d rather spend money on traveling than on rent. I’m my most authentic self when... I’m driving alone and screaming along to Guns N’ Roses. Laila Ali, Author and TV host “TOP OF THE MORNING,” PAGE 119 When I look in the mirror, I see...a woman who’s constantly…

2 min.
best tressed

Oprah is a woman of many moods— and hairdos. For each of this month’s three covers, stylist Nicole Mangrum created a transformative look using wigs and hairpieces. Oprah unleashed her inner Diana Ross with a curly mane, while a textured ponytail with pink, magenta, and purple accents brought unexpected edge. “I’m kind of liking it,” Oprah said at the shoot. “The fact that I’m now turning to pink means the world is changing.” The trifecta was complete with a sassy shag that gave Oprah her fringe back, prompting our cover girl to quip, “I haven’t had bangs since 1992!” 1 CURLS ON CURLS Get the Look Apply curl cream to wet hair, then use a diffuser to dry and add body, says Mangrum. Create curls or accentuate existing ones by wrapping sections around a…

2 min.
q what have you been surprised to discover about yourself?

That I’m content with being single in my mid-40s. After a lengthy marriage followed by multiple relationships, I’ve found true happiness in being on my own. YVONNE N. COSIO Menifee, California That I really can cook–in spite of the D I got in home economics when I was 13! SHERRY LAWRENCE Sarasota, Florida After a lifetime of trying to embrace my body’s flaws, I unexpectedly found something to love when my husband took pictures of me in an off-the-shoulder dress. I have great collarbones! DYANN NASHTON Oneida, New York THAT IF MY HEART REALLY WANTS SOMETHING, LIKE U2 TICKETS, I SHOULD GO FOR IT. I’M MUCH HAPPIER WHEN I DO. SUSAN BLACK ALLEN Oceanside, California I’m stronger than I thought. I’ve always been afraid of public speaking and confrontation. Now that I have daughters, when I see something…

2 min.
give and take

WILD RIDE Rare stormy weather prevented Oprah and crew from shooting our epic December cover atop a glacier in Alaska, as planned. But that didn’t stop the team from getting the shot (on Holland America Line’s MS Eurodam), and Instagrammers appreciated the effort. “Talk about go big or go home!” @midigitalart “I was on the cruise and saw this being shot!” @towinga “What a team. Everybody keeping great spirits in spite of the weather conditions. Love it!” @ebonynik PAGING HALLMARK Editor at large Gayle King discovered a way to make her holiday presents more festive (and inclusive): black-Santa wrapping paper. An inspired fan tweeted in approval. “This picture is so cute, it should be a Christmas card.” @Elainesewell15 FURRY FRIEND The Alaskan Malamute puppy cuddling up to Oprah in our December issue was a hit on social media! WHAT A WAY TO KEEP WARM…

1 min.
here we go!

IN MY LIFE, I’ve been a grocery store clerk, a pageant queen, a radio newscaster, a talk show host, an advocate for girls, and a kale-chip enthusiast, but I wouldn’t say those things define me. What you do—or for that matter, how you talk or walk or dress—isn’t who you are. And who you are today may not be who you are tomorrow, because people can learn and change and grow. This month we’re doing a deep dive into identity— spotlighting people who dare to find, and be, themselves, and challenging ourselves to see beyond our own preconceptions and snap judgments when dealing with others (page 96). For some fascinating perspective on all of it, I sat down with the wise and wonderful RuPaul; I think you’ll be mesmerized by what…

1 min.
the gratitude meter

MAIL BONDING Some dogs snarl at delivery people—and some want to slobber all over them. The latter are celebrated on UPS Dogs, a Facebook page documenting the bond between UPS truck drivers and the pups they meet (and occasionally treat) on the road. (facebook.com/upsdogs) COMMUNITY COLLAGE Lena Waithe’s new Showtime series, The Chi (January 7), brings the actor-writer (and recent Emmy winner for comedy writing on Master of None) back to her Chicago roots in what feels like a love letter to her hometown. MUNCH TIME Your fire is roaring, your well-defined couch dent is calling, and there are 201 episodes of The Office waiting to be screened. Cap off the coziness with the gourmet Binge Watch Bundle from Philadelphia’s Di Bruno Bros. It packs a smoky Gouda spread blended with a splash of beer,…