Harper’s Bazaar has nabbed four stars standing with ‘Signs of Hope’ for their upcoming September issue.
Amandla Stenberg, Freida Pinto, Andie MacDowell and Halima Aden are featured in unique protest signs – designed by Obama’s portrait artist, Shepard Fairey, – while standing for different social justice issues.
In Stenberg’s image, decked out in Gucci, the actress hopes for end to gun violence, “We must continue to engage with these personal narratives,” she says. “Empathy will drive us toward change.”
In the next spot, during the age of the #MeToo movement, Pinto stands for gender equality, “In so many parts of the world, the cycle of misogyny continues to undermine the crucial role that women play in building a community, a country, and an economy,” she told the mag, dressed in Dior.
Adding, “Knowledge is power, and if you give me a platform I will use it.”
“After living in Montana, surrounded by forests for more than 25 years, I’ve learned how important it is to preserve our natural resources,” MacDowell, in Stella McCartney, recalled as she fights for climate change. “The National Forest System is one of the most efficient, readily available carbon sinks on earth.”
Aden, who was born in Kakuma, a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, says the world hunger cause hits close to home, “When I was growing up, I often didn’t know where my next meal was coming from,” she said, dressed in Balenciaga. “A child in need knows no politics. It is my responsibility and moral duty to be a voice for those who can’t be heard.”
Read more from the social justice stars here.