It is known that Vogue covers are filled with pictures of models and celebrities. But this July, the Vogue cover will be graced by key workers in the global pandemic. The key workers that have fought against the battle of the coronavirus face to face. They were on the battlefield fighting the coronavirus.
Everyone is fighting a battle against the global pandemic of the coronavirus. While some are sitting at home to make sure the virus does not spread. Some people are fighting and risking their lives so that others do not have any problem or discomfort at home. To honor those key workers British Vogue, the fashion bible has decided to feature three female key workers on the cover of its July issue.
After the swap fro models and celebrities to three female key workers, the issue has been titled The New Front Line. The three key workers are from the service sector industry and all the three have different jobs. But the thing that connects them is that all of them are working in the service of others.
The women for the cover of the July issue are Anisa Omar, a supermarket worker in King’s Cross, NarguisHorsford, a train driver on the London Overground, and Rachel Millar, a community midwife in east London. The photographs of all these amazing women were taken by the photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. The 20-page portfolio will not only have them featured but will have their experiences shared in it as well.
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For the July 2020 issue of #BritishVogue, three front-line heroes star on the cover, photographed by @Jamie.Hawkesworth. Millions are waking every morning, saying goodbye to their families and getting on with their day to ensure that the cogs of the country continue to turn. Supermarket assistant Anisa Omar is one such key worker who can be found on the tills in Waitrose, in London’s King’s Cross. “Before the pandemic, my job was not really that big a deal, but now it’s like we’re important,” she tells Vogue. Meet Anisa and a host of other inspiring workers in the new issue, interviewed by British Vogue’s Features Editor @OEMarks, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday 5 June. Click the link in bio to read more about the three key worker cover stars.
The woman has spoken about their experience of working during the global pandemic of COVID-19. The 24-year-old Rachel Millar, a community midwife for three years now in east London shared that her bike was stolen at the start of the pandemic making things harder for her. Her friends and colleagues shared her story and held a fundraiser to buy her a new electric bike. They got a donation from a local company as well.
She shared “It’s just one example of the community support and kindness that I’ve seen over the past few months, and what initially drew me to work in Homerton Hospital and the surrounding area.” 21-year-old Anisa Omar shared that people are more respectful and compassionate about supermarket workers. People look up to them and not just see them as service workers or assistants like they used to before the pandemic. They now understand that while everyone is at home worried about their safety, supermarket workers are in the supermarkets for others.
NarguisHorsford is an overground rain driver and has been working in the Transport for London for 10 years now. She distanced herself from her family for their safety. She shared “This has certainly shown us that life is short. And we can’t take anything for granted. I can’t see myself doing anything else. I am no hero, but I’m proud of being a train driver and the essential role we are playing during the coronavirus crisis.” The editor-in-chief for British Vogue, Edward Enninful feels that doctors and nurses have been high lightened enough and these key workers should be given equal light.