Adwoa Aboah has become one of the most talented young women in the fashion industry. At 16, she appeared in Vogue magazines around the world, dominated catwalk campaigns for Calvin Klein and Fendi, walked the catwalk for the fashion houses Chanel and Dior, landed a major campaign with Revlon and was even honored as “One of Time’s Next Generation Leaders” earlier this year. The Gurls grew up with the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and many others, but it is their commitment to elevating young women that earned them a place on the cover of Glamour magazine and even the cover of Vanity Fair.
She uses her Instagram account to share her advocacy with 1M followers, and in early June she hosted an event to discuss her experience as a black woman in the fashion industry and her role as an advocate for women’s rights.
The cover star of the issue was chosen by six members of Gurls Talk, one of whom was interviewed to answer a question from the author who inspired us: “One thing will never change: I grew up in the fashion industry. The second guest editor was a man who summed up what it means to be a stylist for women: Adwoa Aboah, founder and CEO of CLM. Her father Charles A Boah was a location scout for CLL, the agency her white English mother Camilla Lowther founded in 1984 and which she later represented. She is an activist who uses her work in and outside the pillow industry as a force for good.
The star has also set up her own organisation called Gurls Talk, a platform designed to encourage young women to talk about their problems. In 2015, she founded one of the largest online communities of female creators in the UK, which tackles issues that are under enormous pressure and expectations, stifled by a toxic digital culture, and that is exactly what she wanted. Gurls Talk fills the gaps in the lives of younger women by producing podcasts, hosting events, and publishing work by female creatives. The Community is growing at an impressive rate and now has global reach.
Gurls Talk is a platform that allows women to speak openly about issues that are often difficult to reach. It creates a safe space for young women and girls to speak openly about issues that society considers taboo, such as sexual harassment, domestic violence and bullying.
ODDA is a platform where self-expression, imagination and dreams are taken to the next level by speaking for the people who participate and also for those who do not.
The famous model has appeared on the covers of Vogue, ID and Time, but Aboah is more than a supermodel, she is a leader who uses her influence to give others the opportunity to speak out. Courageous and unique, Adwoah distinguishes two qualities that suit her very well: she is a courageous, unique woman, and then there is the depth within her that makes her less concerned with vanity and more with the challenge of finding meaning and power in her life. From exploring the curse of the night – the fear of time, to reporting on women’s rights around the world, to challenging middle-class hypocrisy and cocaine use, we explore what it means to be a woman who wants more in the world.
From this perspective, in 2016 she founded Gurls Talk, an online community that aims to help girls around the world who have previously suffered from addiction, hate and self-depression. But that does not mean that you hear a woman talk about the problems of girls around the world, but a group of women with a vision and a passion for social justice. Gurls Talk and Adwoa Aboah founded it in 2012 as an “online platform where young people can discuss issues that affect their lives, including mental health.”
As a poster girl for diversity, Adwoa launched Gurls Talk in 2016, a digital forum for women of all backgrounds to talk about women’s empowerment in a safe environment, with an emphasis on women’s rights, equality and empowerment.
In 2015, she founded Gurls Talk, an online community for young women who can share stories about their personal experiences in a safe, non-judgmental space. Many issues, such as mental health, body image and sexuality, were addressed and talked openly and honestly about the challenges women face today, and many were encouraged to express their thoughts and concerns in this safe environment. Aboah has shared intimate parts of herself on social media through Gurls Talk, including her own experiences with depression and suicide attempts, and she has shown her ultimate vulnerability, which has led to the creation of the GURLS Talk Community. By launching what she called “Gurl’s Talk” in 2015, she was able to provide a safer space for young people to discuss a range of issues, from mental health to sexuality.