I swear on my mama, I've never been more excited about a magazine cover than I am about this one:
Not only does Pose star and runway model Indya Moore look beyond stunning, but they've also become the first trans person (and one of Haitian, Dominican, and Puerto Rican descent, at that!) featured on an ELLE USA cover in the magazine's 34-year history.
The groundbreaking cover story recounts the 24-year-old star's turbulent childhood and adolescence, which included being "overdisciplined" by their parents for expressing their identity and, subsequently, entering the foster system at age 14.
Indya also opened up about being sex trafficked, a means through which they could afford hormone replacement therapy. A group of strangers had approached the then-teen on Facebook, promising to "help [Indya] get the money that [they] needed to be a woman."
The raw profile continues on to disclose Indya's suicide attempt, and spotlight their radical use of Instagram to combat transphobia, racism, and other social justice issues.
"I just knew my life was going to change," they said, recalling how they'd landed the role of Angel on FX's award-winning series Pose. "I knew I had a chance to teach the world something that would help more people to be safe."
AND THE CATEGORY IS??? A ROLE MODEL!!! THANK YOU FOR SHINING YOUR LIGHT WITH THE WORLD, INDYA.