Janelle Monáe covers Bustle's digital "Rule Breakers" issue for August 2018, which celebrates "trailblazers who have shaped today’s culture," according to a press release.

The Dirty Computer phenomenon, who was photographed by Yu Tsai in Atlanta for her cover story, opens up about her sexuality, activism and the political relevancy of her new album inside the issue.

"One of the things that I wanted to do was to be very clear in where I stood around women and us having to always defend natural desires... Sex is a gift," she shares in the interview.

On womanhood and intersecting identities, she says, "[Women are] not monolithic. We can be a part of the great divide. We can support evil men. We see it happening right now."

Check out the full cover story here.

Monáe will also headline Bustle's inaugural Rule Breakers event in New York City on September 22, performing hits from her latest album.

The immersive event, which will take place at Lefrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, will include "group meditation, to retro roller skating, rotating food vendors, a ‘90s nostalgia party," as well as music performances from artists including Sofi Tukker, DJ Samantha Ronson and Va$htie.

Get tickets for the event here.

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