Christy Turlington Burns has joined British Vogue’s Forces For Change event.
The supermodel and activist has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the second annual event, which will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the appearance, Christy will join British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for an “intimate conversation” on 9 March.
“British Vogue’s Forces for Change is a movement not a moment,” said Enninful in a statement. “Through it, we create authentic conversations concerning female empowerment. The past year has been incredibly challenging for women globally and we want to shine a light on those who have shown exceptional resilience during this time.”
Forces for Change is being held as part of this year’s Women of the World Festival UK, which will examine the challenges women have faced in the wake of the coronavirus health crisis and look ahead to the future.
The event will also feature journalist and presenter Emily Maitlis.
Christy was one of the original supermodels during the ’90s and has since focused her efforts on activism. In 2020, she founded Every Mother Counts, which helps women during pregnancy and delivery to achieve “birth justice” and she is a vocal supporter of equal rights in education.
“I guess I’m an activist, but I think of an activist as being a lot louder than I am – in a good way,” she previously told British Vogue. “I think I’m more kind of quiet… but I’ve always cared a lot about people and I’ve always thought a lot about wanting to make some kind of impact.”
Christy reminded fans of her supermodel credentials recently when she joined Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell for the Fendi Haute Couture spring/summer 21 catwalk show.
– Cover Media