British Vogue dedicates front cover of July issue to frontline workers
British Vogue has dedicated the cover of its July edition to three frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Titled 'The New Front Line' the issue features Narguis Horsford, a train driver on the London Overground, Rachel Miller who is a community midwife in east London, and Ansia Omar who is a supermarket worker in King’s Cross.
The women spoke to British Vogue about their unique experiences during the crisis in a 20-page portfolio.
Horsford, who has been working on the London Overground for five years, said: “We have seen a tremendous amount of community spirit, acts of kindness and unity throughout this pandemic.
"People have been smiling more at me and I’ve received a few thank yous!
"I am no hero, but I’m proud of being a train driver and the essential role we are playing during the coronavirus crisis.
“Our services are vitally important to keep London moving throughout these unprecedented times and maintaining safety, to ensure our key workers can get to where they need to be to provide the services that are required.”
Millar, 24, said the pandemic has been hard at times as a key worker, but has seen so much 'community support and kindness'.
She said: “Having to carry on working for the rest of the week, maintain good morale, and be that reassuring voice to worried parents was made slightly more difficult."
Regarding Thursday’s 8pm Clap for Carers she added: “After the 8pm clapping fades, I hope the NHS won’t be forgotten. To resume to “normal” would be a step in the wrong direction.”
The 21 year-old believes the pandemic has allowed people to ‘understand that we’re here all the time.’
She said: “We have to be here, regardless of what’s happening in the world. It’s more than just a job now.”
Vogue editor-in-chief of the Edward Enninful said: "If you had told me at the beginning of the year that Vogue’s July cover stars would be [these three] I might not have believed you.
“But I can think of no more appropriate trio of women to represent the millions of people in the UK who, at the height of the pandemic, in the face of dangers large and small, put on their uniforms and work clothes and went to help people.”