The Youth Of Today | My Force For Change (Vogue Inspired)

The September issue of Vogue has seen some of the biggest names in the fashion world grace its cover. It is always highly anticipated and many look to the September issue as Vogue’s most iconic.

Whilst I was online yesterday, it was announced that The Duchess of Sussex is the guest editor for this year’s September Issue and, alongside Vogues Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, has created an amazing issue named ‘Forces for Change’ with many inspirational women from all walks of life appearing on its cover. 


This in turn led to a question - who is your force for change? After considering my answer for quite some time, many names came to mind. From activists, to ambassadors to those with inspirational stories, the answer has become clear. My force for change? The youth of today.

As a generation, we often get a bad name. Lazy, entitled, social media obsessed. Whilst these words are often thrown our way, I feel as though the amazing work done by so many in our age bracket is often swept to one side. As the youth of today, we mustn’t let the work of so many inspirational members of our generation go unnoticed.

There are thousands of young people all over the world who are amazing forces for change. 

Emma Watson, who at 24 years old because a Goodwill Ambassador for UN women dedicating her efforts towards the empowerment of young women.

Greta Thunberg who at 16 is successfully leading an International Youth Movement against climate change.

Stormzy, who at the age of 25 launched the Stormzy Scholarship, providing 2 black UK students that year with a financial scholarship to attend Cambridge.

Jade Thirlwall, aged 26, who is a strong ally of the LGBT community, and who, through her music, encourages others towards acceptance and love.

Adwoa Aboah, aged 27, who co-founded Gurls Talk, a platform that gives young women a safe space to discuss their personal experiences and mental health.  


Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and countless others, who - after experiencing the Parkland Shooting - gave speeches, organised marches and started campaigns to fight for stricter gun laws.

Millie Bobby Brown, who in 2018 became the youngest ever UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador aged 14 and works to help raise awareness of children’s rights and issues affecting the youth.

Jaden Smith, who at the age of 11 studying the environment and becoming more aware of the issues of plastic, began work to create Just Water - naturally occurring spring water. He went on to create the Water Box, which has the ability to filter 10 Gallons of Water every 60 seconds to create clean drinking water.

Emily Coxhead, aged 26, who launched the Happy newspaper in 2015 - a place to share positive news and wonderful people.

Jack and Finn Harries, both aged 26, who use their YouTube platform to create short-films raising awareness of our changing climate.

And the thousands of other young people making changes across the world.

We are the writers, the students, the photographers, the bloggers, the film-makers, the future politicians, the activists, the inventors, the musicians, the campaigners and so much more. We are the youth of today and we are a force for change.

I am so proud to be a part of an active generation that is keen to be educated about issues facing our world today and look to make changes. Regardless of how big or small the change may seem, in the words of Just Water; ‘the smallest ripple can make the biggest splash’. 

We are the writers, the students, the photographers, the bloggers, the film-makers, the future politicians, the activists, the inventors, the musicians, the campaigners and so much more. We are the youth of today and we are a force for change.

I am so proud to be a part of an active generation that is keen to be educated about issues facing our world today and look to make changes. Regardless of how big or small the change may seem, in the words of Just Water; ‘the smallest ripple can make the biggest splash’. 


On this year’s September Issue of British Vogue, there are 15 amazing women who are wonderful forces for change, and the 16th space is a mirror. The cover encourages us to see ourselves as part of the collective and recognise our ability to be forces for change. We all have the ability to make a difference, and this cover actively encourages us to work towards kindness, equality and justice.

This cover has completely inspired me to look to where I can make an impact and be a force for change.

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