Who could have thought just a month before that Vogue, a flagship of everyday fashion, would replace celebrities with key workers on its front page?
The July’s issue of Vogue celebrates three empowered working women on its front page namely Narguis Horsford, who is a train driver on the London Overground and 24-year old Rachel Millar, a community midwife in east London, alongside a 21-year old young Muslim woman Anisa Omar who is a supermarket worker in King’s Cross.
Vogue has broken its record to appreciate the efforts of doctors, shopkeepers, postal workers, nurses, cleaners, epidemiologists, teachers, carers, ambulance drivers, and volunteers from every stratum of life. It is going to be a 20-pages long portfolio of these faces that the magazine is celebrating.
Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth is also a fighter in this pandemic who, equipped with no other weapon than a camera, has bravely traveled to places to take photographs of the front line workers from social distance to bring these faces to the limelight.
Anisa Omar, the supermarket worker, shares her emotions and experiences as the public used to take her only as a store worker for assistance in their grocery but now it seems like people reckon that we leave our houses amidst the contagious virus sacrificing our lives only for them.
Narguis Horsford, the train driver, takes pride in her job as she is the only one because of who people are still confident in traveling through trains. She believes it is satisfying for her soul to know she is providing essential services to those in need and this is a rewarding deed for her. Narguis has been working for TFL for over 10 years now. She covers the route between Gospel Oak to Barking and Willesden Junction and Stratford.
While Rachel, the midwife at NHS, is hopeful that people will not forget to clap for all of the NHS workers on their Thursday Clap for Our Carers. All of these superheroes have graced the front page of Vogue and we can’t wait anymore to get our hands on the July edition.