Chimamanda Adichie Among 15 Women Named An Inspiration By HRH Meghan Markle

Chimamanda Adichie Among 15 Women Named An Inspiration By HRH Meghan Markle


Nigerian author  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named among the 15 women Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex considers as ‘Forces for Change’.

The women will feature in a special September issue of Vogue, which Meghan co-edited.

The 15 women, who include activist and actor Jane Fonda, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, body positivity campaigner Jameela Jamil and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, will feature on the cover of the magazine. LGBT advocate and actor Laverne Cox will also feature, becoming the first trans person to appear on the cover of British Vogue.


Vogue described the cohort as “brilliant female changemakers who are set to re-shape society in radical and positive ways.”

The sixteenth space on the cover will be a reflective mirror-like surface, “so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective.”

“Through this lens, I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light,” Meghan said in a statement.

“I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.”

The issue also features a “candid conversation” between Meghan and former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, and an interview with veteran primatologist Jane Goodall.


Meghan Markle’s 15 ‘Forces for Change’

  1. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  2. Greta Thunberg, teenage climate activist
  3. Jane Fonda, actor and activist
  4. Laverne Cox, LGBTQIA+ advocate, actor and producer
  5. Adwoa Aboah, mental health campaigner and model
  6. Adut Akech, former refugee and model
  7. Ramla Ali, former refugee and boxer
  8. Sinead Burke, diversity advocate and lecturer
  9. Gemma Chan, campaigner and actor
  10. Salma Hayek Pinault, women’s rights advocate, actor and producer
  11. Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet principal dancer and actress
  12. Jameela Jamil, body positivity activist and actor
  13. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author
  14. Yara Shahidi, youth voting activist and actor
  15. Christy Turlington Burns, maternal health advocate and model


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