Adapted from Unsplash and Vogue UK September 2020

"Activism Now" is written across the black and red cover of the upcoming Vogue UK issue, starring Manchester United soccer player Marcus Rashford and model and mental health activist Adwoa Aboah.


Marcus Rashford and Adwoa Aboah Take the Cover

Two people who are being recognized for their work to make change are soccer player Marcus Rashford, 22, and Adwoa Aboah, 28. Rashford, a star on the field, has also dedicated his time to FareShare, an organization that supports food banks to feed children and families in need. British model Adwoah Aboah uses her voice to advocate for mental health awareness. Aboah has started Gurls Talk, a place for young women to gain knowledge on mental health, so they can learn to help a friend or loved one in need, or get help themselves.

Activism in 2020

The September 2020 issue of British Vogue features 20 activists, all from different age groups and cultures and featuring a range of topics. Some of these activists include former Obama advisor, Alice Wong, who created the Disability Visibility Project, model Joan Smalls, who strives for diversity in the fashion industry and is donating half of her earnings in 2020 to Black lives Matter charities, as well as many more people willing to fight for change. Editor Afua Hirsch writes:

"This is a year that shredded complacency. Just like the great rebellions of times past – the anti-war movements, civil rights struggles, decolonisation protests – people have taken to the streets in their millions and participated in co-ordinated activism against government at all levels, simultaneously protesting on social media and against social media."

This September issue is not just about high fashion wardrobes. It is meant to inspire people to fight for a cause they believe in.

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