This year’s September’s Vogue is as thick as an old telephone directory and as tempting as a half melted tub of Cookie Dough Ben & Jerry’s. Ok, nothing new there then. But what makes this so special?
Now I admit I haven’t had read it all yet, I mean IRL I have a toddler so I’ve got a pile of mags still to get through. Yet this one is a real stand out because Meghan Markle, HRH The Duchess Of Sussex has guest edited it. Yes, you read that right. Entitled “Forces for Change”, the mag is a celebration of the powerful female personalities that are shaping modern life. The female change-makers come in the shape of activists to artists, prime ministers to climate change campaigners. They are challenging and breaking barriers and this issue is in totally in honour of it.
I had a good flick through the day my subscription arrived and I literally got that feeling that I haven’t had for a while. I got butterflies of excitement to read a magazine! It’s heavy, brimming with interesting reads and peppered with those new season ads that we’ve all come to enjoy. I cannot wait to enjoy it in some peace and quiet.
Vogue’s 15 Forces For Change
Adwoa Aboah, mental health campaigner and model; Adut Akech, former refugee and model; Ramla Ali, former refugee and boxer; Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand; Sinéad Burke, diversity advocate and lecturer; Gemma Chan, campaigner and actor; Laverne Cox, LGBTQIA+ advocate, actor and producer; Jane Fonda, campaigner and actor; Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet principal dancer; Jameela Jamil, body positivity advocate and actor; Salma Hayek Pinault, women’s rights advocate, actor and producer; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author; Yara Shahidi, founder of Eighteen x 18 and actor; Greta Thunberg, climate change campaigner and student; Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts and model…
You…? (Notice the ‘mirror’ rectangle on the front cover.