The September issue of British Vogue is dedicated to activism, and features Black activists the Magazine calls “faces of hope.”
Themed ‘Activism Now,’ it is in celebration of the individuals working on the anti-racist agenda.
Three Ghanaians are spotlighted as part of the “inspiring army of activists” by the magazine edited by Edward Enninful.
They are BBC Radio 1Clara Amfo, Broadcaster and BBC Radio 1 DJ, Brianna Agyemang, senior director of marketing at Atlantic Records and Adwoa Aboah, model and activist.
Amfo was praised for using her platform educate a new generation with an impassioned anti-racism message months ago.
Agyemang is a member of the duo behind #TheShowMustBePaused movement that led the worldwide blackout in the music industry after the death of George Floyd.
Through her platform Gurls Talk, Aboah continues to change perceptions about mental health.
“For some time it’s felt to me to have been quite a box-ticking approach to racial justice, mental health, sustainability. Now I have hope it’s changing. I don’t think you’re going to get away with just spraying perfume on the situation anymore. I’ve always felt indebted to an industry that gave me a massive platform, but that didn’t allow me to express my qualms,” she says. “The fashion industry’s approach can come across as inauthentic at the best of times – like just creating a T-shirt with a slogan on it, as if that was doing the work. I always felt as if my position was so fragile, and I had to emphasise that I’m so grateful to be here. That is changing within me now, and the more other people who haven’t spoken up in the past now speak, the less I feel alone.”