New “Vogue” Features Essential Workers Instead Of Celebrities (14 pics + 1 video)

Posted in PICTURES       4 Jun 2020       1816       8

Anisa Omar, 21, a supermarket assistant in King’s Cross

Anisa has been working at Waitrose in King’s Cross for a year, while she studies her second year of Business Management at university.

She lives in Islington with her parents and three siblings and said: ‘Before the pandemic, people would look at us as service assistants – we’re there to show them where the eggs are or if they want to complain about something.

‘But now they’re a lot more understanding. They understand that we’re here all the time, and they don’t have to leave their houses. People are a lot nicer, they’re warmer.’

The student was hailed on Twitter for her beauty and make-up skills as she couldn’t have a make-up artist due to COVID-19, and a local Waitrose customer said she sees her every week and ‘assumed she was a model’.

 

Narguis Horsford, a London overground train driver

Narguis has worked for TFL for 10 years and driven London Overground trains for five, covering the route between Willesden Junction and Stratford, and Gospel Oak to Barking.

She lives alone in Bounds Green, north London, and has to get up early as some of her shifts start at 1:30 am.

Despite being on the front line and having to isolate herself from her grandmother, she doesn’t feel nervous about her job.

She’s based at a depot in Willesden Junction, north-west London, and drives two routes: Stratford to Richmond/Clapham Junction and Gospel Oak to Barking.

She said: ‘I don’t feel anxious about going to work, but I still have to distance myself from my family because, obviously, I’m out here and I’m on the front line. They do worry, especially my grandmother. This has certainly shown us that life is short. And we can’t take anything for granted. I can’t see myself doing anything else.’

 

Rachel Millar, 24, a community midwife in East London

Rachel has worked as a community midwife at Homerton Hospital, in east London, for three years.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Cookstown, she lives in Leyton with her friend and graduated from the Uni of East Anglia in 2017 with a degree in midwifery.

Rachel was inspired to learn more about birth after seeing the lambing season at her grandparents’ farm.

Speaking of the kindness she has witnessed lately, she said: ‘One of the hardest moments for me during the pandemic was when I had my bike stolen.

‘But, within a few hours, a friend who also works at Homerton Hospital had raised over £500 online to help get me back on the road. Another colleague tweeted the story and within an hour, a local company had donated a brand new electric bike.’

Rachel’s social media shows she has run marathons for Shelter, is close to her grandfather and she also loves traveling, having recently visited Sri Lanka and South Africa.

 

Get to know Anisa, Narguis, and Rachel in the video below

 

Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth captured the women for a 20-page portfolio

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Credits:  www.vogue.co.uk
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Hessy 2 month s ago
I haven't seen the IT workers being celebrated yet? The are the ones making sure you can surf the internet from your home, pay your delivered groceries, and order more stuff for someone to deliver to your house. ;-)
       
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Paul 2 month s ago
Hessy,

While they are in fact important for our society, they don't risk their life. The featured workers are called essential workers because we need them outside doing their job. Home office workers are doing their part, but that's it.
       
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Alfy 2 month s ago
This waitrose is actually my local supermarket. Never noticed her, but I'm always happy to find stuff that is reduced because the best before date is soon :)
       
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Ronny 2 month s ago
You'd think that vogue would at least give them the vogue treatment for the photoshoot. Since when is vogue Newsweek? Disappointment.
       
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Eben 2 month s ago
pay them in respect and money not publicity dash
       
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Dee 2 month s ago
I agree with the one right above mt, enough of this smoke and mirrors BS, give them more money.
       
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Eddie 2 month s ago
Can we have our rights now back, please?
No - watch us dance on tiktok!
       
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Lavinia 2 month s ago
That black dude looks like Al Jarreau.
       
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