A few weeks back we told you about Edward Enninful, the new Editor of fashion mega-giant Vogue.
For his first issue, he put mixed-race British model and feminist activist Adwoa Aboah on the cover, surrounded by a roll call of famous names, including Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and author Zadie Smith.
The message was clear: Vogue was championing Britain in all its diverse, inclusive glory. Now, Enninful’s latest issue is delving even deeper into issues of representation and equality.
To mark 100 years since women were first granted the right to vote, the February edition features a story called ‘The New Suffragettes’. The piece meets ‘seven influential females fighting to empower women in the battle for equality that rages on.’
They include politicians Stella Creasy and Sophie Walker, artist Gillian Wearing, gal-dem founder Liv Little, trans awareness campaigner and journalist Paris Lees and writer Reni Eddo-Lodge.
Best of all (well, we are biased) vlogger and Ummahsonic fave Dina Torkia is also in the group.
As anyone who follows us will know, Dina’s vlogs/blogs/tweets/Instagrams offer an exceptionally on-point look at what it means to be a Muslim woman, mother, money-maker, and a hijabi in the UK.
Her views on anything always seem to be just what you were thinking, plus she’s a joy to listen to. It’s little surprise that Dina was included in this group.
Check out Dina, and the other women in the group, in the preview video above. To read all she has to say about being a New Suffragette in 2017, go pick up the February issue of Vogue (it’s in shops now).