Power is a theme running through Wonderland’s Autumn issue: finding your own, and knowing that nobody else could ever replicate it.
“Just know that there’s nobody like you,” Brandy Norwood tells rising singer and actor Ryan Destiny in her cover interview. “That’s your power.” Having looked up to the iconic artist all her life, Destiny first met Brandy on the set of musical series STAR, where she played Naomi Campbell’s on-screen daughter. Ready to move on from her role in the show and map out the next steps of her career, she ruminates on what she wants to stand for and why she refuses to settle on one path.
Also covering the issue is Michael B. Jordan, who is using his power as an esteemed actor, producer and public figure to implement structural change in Hollywood and uplift the next generation. “It’s like I’m standing on the past generation’s shoulders,” he tells his friend Jerry Lorenzo, designer and founder of luxury streetwear label Fear of God. “I want this next generation to stand on top of mine.” From the stories he tells in film to the opportunities he’s creating for young people, Jordan reflects on the foundation he’s building for the future and the legacy he wants to leave behind.
In other cover features, Maya Jama talks finding power in owning her past and reclaiming control of her narrative, while rapper Pa Salieu chats to Tiffany Calver about the impact he wants to have beyond music and why establishing his name is only the first step.
From the stars of Luca Guadagnino’s hypnotic new series We Are Who We Are, to Team GB athlete Dina Asher-Smith and visionary music artists Kali Uchis and Troye Sivan, meet many more individuals within these pages finding purpose and power in telling their stories.