Who is Ramla Ali, Sinéad Burke, Adut Akech and Francesca Hayward who feature in Meghan Markles edit of Vogue?
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Meghan Markle has picked some pretty amazing women to grace the cover of Vogue in her role as guest editor of the magazine.
The Duchess of Sussex picked famous and non-famous faces as part of the 15 Forces for Change.
Her Royal Highnesss Vogue cover features the likes of model Adwoa Aboah, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, actresses Gemma Chan, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek Pinault and more.
Some of the lesser-known names include Ramla Ali, Sinéad Burke, Adut Akech and Francesca Hayward.
Ramla is a Somali-born boxer who has won the Elite National Championships, the English Title Series and the Great British Elite Championships. She has an eye on becoming the first boxer to represent Somalia at the 2020 Olympics.
Sinéad Burke is an Irish writer, academic, influencer, activist and broadcaster. She became the first person with achondroplasia (dwarfism) to be invited to the Met Gala this year, where she wore Gucci.
Its not her first magazine shoot either as she appeared on the cover for The Business Of Fashion alongside Kim Kardashian along with an interview as part of The Age of Influence series.
Speaking to Vogue, Sinéad said: We need to be constantly asking what voices are not in the world, which perspectives are not being considered, and make sure that change occurs with as much intersectionality as possible.
Model Adut Akech Bior is one of the younger women featured in the shoot.
The South Sudanese-Australian 20-year-old was chosen as Model of the Year by Models.com.
Francesca Hayward is a Royal Ballet principal dancer. She told Vogue: Im very proud of the colour of my skin and that Im inspiring people from all backgrounds.
But I think it will be great for the next mixed-race or black female Principal dancer that she doesnt have to be asked about that.
Its no surprise that Meghan chose these women to be part of the 15 Forces for Change as they have overcome many hardships.
Ramla, for example, doesnt know exactly how old she is, only that she was born in the 90s, after war ravaged the country where her older brother was killed.
Adut left Kenya where she was raised and moved to Australia as a South Sudanese refugee.