British VOGUE this month features three front-line workers on its cover.
The three women featured in “The New Front Line” story include a train driver, a midwife, and a supermarket worker. As well as being photographed for the cover, the women were also interviewed for a feature in the issue.
Rachel Millar, a community midwife at Homerton Hospital in east London believed she was being photographed for a feature on NHS staff. She said: “I’ve had so many lovely comments about it and I think people have enjoyed seeing someone from the NHS on the cover. I feel it has given the NHS a lot of recognition and a lot of love to jobs that were perhaps previously overlooked.”
Narguis Horsford, a train driver who has worked for Transport for London for 10 years, said: “I feel amazing to be representing the female front-line key workers. It’s very important to highlight the hard work and contributions that we do to keep London moving and to provide services that everyone needs.”
Anisa Omar, who is a supermarket assistant at the London King’s Cross branch of Waitrose, said: “My job was not something that was that big of a deal before. But now it’s like we’re important. We have to be here, regardless of what’s happening in the world. It’s more than just a job now.”
VOGUE’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said: “This moment in history required something extra special, a moment of thanks to the new front line.”
The full feature is in the July issue of British VOGUE, on newstands now.