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Irish writer and activist Sinéad Burke met her Business of Fashion cover co-star Kim Kardashian last night

They’re both appearing on the cover of the influence issue.

SINÉAD BURKE IS a trailblazer for many reasons. She’s in the middle of doing a PhD on human rights education and is also an advocate. Basically, she’s an incredibly busy woman. If you haven’t heard of her before, her TED talk is well worth watching.

Source: Sinéad Burke/TED

Given how much work she’s put in to making fashion more inclusive it was pretty cool to her appearing on the cover of ‘The Business of Fashion’ and looking absolutely incredible. Not only that but her photoshoot was incredibly powerful too striking a strong message.

So we were pretty excited to see Sinéad meeting up with Kim Kardashian at the launch of the ‘Business of Fashion’ issue with Sinéad on the front cover. Kim is the other cover star for this edition of the magazine entitled ‘The Age of Influence’.

The Age of Influence: In @imranamed’s speech at last night’s launch, he defined @bof’s approach to this issue as two-fold - that influence can be measured in social media followers and voluminous sale of products, but also in less tangible ways too. Influence can also be defined as shaping social consciousness and deconstructing the status quo. I’m so very proud to be on the cover of the print issue of @bof and spending last night speaking with and in the company of my other cover star, @kimkardashian, was a moment that I won’t forget anytime soon. Thank you @imranamed and the @bof team. Your influence has shaped and transformed me. . 💇🏻‍♀️ by the extraordinary @helenreavey. 🧥 by @burberry . [Sitting on a sofa, @lala, me, @kimkardashian and @imranamed are your 2018 Christmas card.]

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Nothing like a cover with two incredibly powerful and fashionable women from two completely different backgrounds. That is true inclusivity.

She also managed to snag a picture with THE momager Kris Jenner which is so cool. Not a bad night’s work at all!

While meeting the Kardashian’s is pretty cool, Sinéad has done incredible work in amplifying the voices of those who are usually ignored within the fashion industry. The importance of seeing someone that isn’t tall and skinny on the cover of a fashion magazine is powerful and shows people that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, fashion should be for everyone.

When I was younger and pored over magazines, I always wanted to flick to a page to see someone who looked like me. I’m not sure teenage me could have imagined this moment, but think she’d be pretty proud, all the same.

Hell yeah.

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