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British Vogue Features The Faces of Hope on the September 2020 Cover

Marcus Rashford, Adwoa Aboah + 18 Activists star in the cover story of Vogue UK’s September issue

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Photography © Misan Harriman for British Vogue

British Vogue enlists footballer / child poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford and top model / mental health activist Adwoa Aboah, along with 18 more activist to pose for the special fold-out cover of magazine’s September 2020 edition. Vogue UK dedicated their latest edition to activists who fight systemic racism, disability, discrimination, domestic abuse, gender inequality and the climate crisis.

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Photography © Misan Harriman, Philip-Daniel, Texas Isaiah, Eddie Hernandez for British Vogue

Among the cover stars are Dr. Meenal Viz, Tamika D. Mallory, Riz Ahmed, Janet Mock, Professor Angela Davis, Jane Elliott, Alice Wong, Jesse Williams, Joan Smalls, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Yvette Williams, Patrick Hutchinson, Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, Clara Amfo, Bernice A. King, Janaya Future Khan, Fiona Dwyer, Brittany Packnett Cunningham. In charge of photography were Misan Harriman, Philip-Daniel, Texas Isaiah, Eddie Hernandez, Chrisean Rose, and Reginald Cunningham.

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Photography © Misan Harriman, Texas Isaiah, Chrisean Rose, Reginald Cunningham for British Vogue

At 22, Marcus Rashford is a shining example of how to harness influence for good. When, earlier this year, the Manchester United and England footballer leveraged his enormous popularity to lobby the government to fund free school meals for vulnerable children during lockdown and beyond, he not only brought about a policy U-turn but united a country. Adwoa Aboah, model and leading mental health activist, travelled to Marcus’s garden in Manchester for their cover shot, and, in The Time Is Now, on page 218, the pair feature alongside 37 other phenomenal campaigners – photographed in 13 cities on four continents – who are shaping our times. At its core, this story is our show of thanks, as well as a rallying cry for the future. As writer Afua Hirsch puts it in her accompanying report, ‘It is a year that has elevated the visibility of legendary figures from those past battles, and ushered in a new generation.‘” – Edward Enninful

For more of the story visit Vogue UK’s official site: www.vogue.co.uk

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