When you take a look at Vogue's most recent cover, you see the changing faces of the modeling industry—one that's finally beginning to open up to diversity (for the first time, every show at New York Fashion Week included at least one model of color), one that's getting shaken up by a new wave of Instagram-famous It girls, and one that's reassessing its outdated standards of beauty. One cover girl, in particular, is making her mark as a mover and shaker in the industry and beyond.
Adwoa Aboah, the British freckle-faced model on the March cover is emblematic of the issue's theme—fashion's fearless females. She breaks the sartorial mold of off-duty style combos of crop tops and high-waisted denim in favor of eclectic and adventurous looks. In addition to her fresh take on personal style, she's used her platform to become an outspoken beacon for girls and women everywhere, developing her empowering Gurls Talk project to encourage the discussion of feminist issues. "Gurls Talk is my baby," Aboah explained to British Vogue last year. "It's just about opening up a space within schools where we as women and girls can talk about whatever we want."
See below for some snapshots of Adwoa Aboah and her work with Gurls Talk.