Ghanaian British model, Adwoa Aboah, Nigerian Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Somalian Boxer Ramla Ali and Sudan’s Adut Akech are on the list of women changing the world according to British Vogue.
The September Issue also features Actress Yara Shahidi, the Prime Minister of New Zealand; Jacinda Ardern, Sinéad Burke, Jane Fonda, Laverne Cox, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Jameela Jamil, Greta Thunberg, Francesca Hayward, and Christy Turlington Burns and was guest edited by the Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan Markle’s role as guest editor makes her the first guest editor of the September issue in the fashion magazine’s 103-year history.
According to British Ghanaian Editor, Edward Enninful who is also the first black man in that position”It’s been a real labour of love”.
He wrote on Instagram:
For the past few months, the Duchess and I have been working together on this shared passion project: to dedicate British Vogue’s biggest issue of the year to all the remarkable women who are redefining our world for the better. We have called it – and them – our #ForcesForChange.
The story begins with this cover, starring 15 changemakers, all titans in their respective fields, who have been personally selected by the Duchess and myself for the powerful and positive differences they are making in our world. The 16th slot will appear as a mirror on the printed cover and was included at the special request of the Duchess to show that you – that all of us, in fact – are part of this moment too.
It’s been a real labour of love and I feel very humbled today to be able to finally unveil it to the world. Read about how the Duchess became the first guest editor of the September issue in the magazine’s 103-year history at Vogue.co.uk now, and discover the full cover story in the new issue, on newsstands Friday 2 August.