Markle, a former American screen actress spent seven months working with British Vogue editor-in-chief and picked 15 women she considers strong proponents for change for the forthcoming September edition of the lifestyle magazine.
“Through this lens, I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light,”
“I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.” Markle said.
British Vogue, in a statement, disclosed that those featured in the September issue’s cover are “brilliant female changemakers who have had a laudable impact in recent times and who are set to reshape society in radical and positive ways”.
According to Vogue, it picked 16 unique personality who embodies and fuel its readers’ urge for positive impact.
Adwoa Aboah (mental health campaigner and model)
Adut Akech (model and former refugee)
Ramla Ali (boxer)
Jacinda Ardern (prime minister of New Zealand)
Sinéad Burke (diversity advocate and lecturer)
Gemma Chan (campaigner and actor)
Laverne Cox (LGBT advocate and actor)
Jane Fonda (campaigner and actor)
Salma Hayek Pinault (women’s rights advocate, actor, and producer)
Francesca Hayward (Royal Ballet principal dancer)
Jameela Jamil (body positivity advocate and actor)
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)
Adichie, who is the author of novels like ‘Purple Hibiscus’, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, and ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’, has been honoured for various levels for her work and advocacy.