by Farida Dawkins, at 03:22 am, January 07, 2018, Culture

Personifying Pan-African power: Meet Liv Little and Edward Enninful

Liv Little also known as Olivia Little, is London bred, of Jamaican and Guyanese descent, and is the progressive mind behind galdem, a magazine available in both online and print form dedicated to showcasing the uniqueness of women regardless of race or creed.  galdem is run exclusively by women of colour.

The magazine came to fruition due to Little feeling disheartened over the lack of diversity present at the university she was attending. Instead of just voicing her concerns, she used it as a catalyst for positive change. Little recently graced the cover of British Vogue as part of its “Meet the Suffragettes” edition – dedicated to women who are making headway in some form in the name of female equality.

Edward Enninful is the Ghanaian-born British-bred editor-in-chief of British Vogue.  He is a former fashion stylist and fashion director of i-D Magazine, a position he gained at the age of 18 and held for 20 years. Another prestigious accomplishment he achieved was being the youngest fashion director at a chief publication beforementioned.  He continues to provide consultation services for advertising campaigns and fashion shows.

Enninful has also served as contributing editor for Italian Vogue and Vogue, respectively. He’s held the position of fashion and style director at W Magazine. It was during his tenure at Italian Vogue that Enninful directed an issue that featured strictly black models such as Naomi Campbell and Alek Wek.

Presently, Enninful is using his post to advocate for women as he directed the January issue of British Vogue which features seven ladies who are fighting for the voices of women to be respected in media and society as a whole.

Enninful and Little are part of the group of change agents to watch for. They are at the forefront of barriers being broken for people of African descent.  By simply using their passion and talent they are enabling the mainstream media to recognize the power of the black dollar, black mind and creativity.

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