A Woman’s Worth Is Not Determined by Her Proximity to a Man

Women like Vanessa Bryant and Lauren London are deserving of respect, regardless of their connections to beloved men

David Dennis, Jr.
LEVEL

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Vanessa Bryant speaks at the Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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David Dennis, Jr.
LEVEL

Level Sr. Writer covering Race, Culture, Politics, TV, Music. Previously: The Undefeated, The Atlantic, Washington Post. Forthcoming book: The Movement Made Us