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Adwoa Aboah lands the cover of TIME’s ‘Next Generation Leaders’

Changing the world one ‘gurl talk’ at a time

British fashion model, Adwoa Aboah, has landed TIME magazine’s ‘Next Generation Leaders’ cover, along with nine more rising activists, artists, and athletes. The 25-year-old model announced her recent great accomplishment on her Instagram, expressing the achievement’s meaning to the prestigious magazine.

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I’m not sure I have the words to possibly explain my excitement at being on the cover of @time Magazine’s ‘Next Generation Leaders’ cover. An honor to be seen amongst such iconic hero’s, I mean Obama, J-Z, Muhammad Ali, Bernie Sanders, Malala, Michelle and Oprah to name just a few of the phenomenal people who have graced the covers before me. All I can say is thank you, to my team, to everyone at Time, my family and friends and all my amazing supporters. On a serious one, none of this would be possible without you. A day before my 26th birthday and I can say that I’m on the cover of TIME! Life just doesn’t get better than this. Banging photos by @agnesvita Banging styling by my girl @maddeostlie

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The London native is not only recognized for her beauty and model expertise in the fashion industry, but also for her platform to educate and inspire those who’ve had a troubled past. The British Fashion Council’s ‘Model of the Year’ speaks openly to the magazine about her coping mechanisms during her battle with drugs and depression.

Founder of the Gurls Talk, an online organization created to promote mental health awareness for young teen and women, Aboah has become an inspiration to the new generation, focusing on ways to overcome mental health issues. Within the ‘Gurls Talk’ community, many young teens and adults have found support within one another, encouraging to seek help if needed, even when neglected.

In December 2017, the outspoken advocate peaked, landing a cover page on British Vogue. Along with Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, Aboah’s model credentials have given her the platform to raise awareness and has made a profound impact globally since then.

Aboah is being honored in TIME’s franchise, along with Ariana Grande and The Weeknd.

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