It seems 2019 is a celebratory year for international model, lawyer and activist – Thando Hopa as she celebrates being named BBC Top 100 most influential woman, last month. This month, she makes history as she becomes the first woman with albinism to be featured on the cover of Vogue Portugal.

“We are the ones we have been waiting for”

She expressed her emotions about this on social media and said; “I once said to a close friend that it would really be lovely to see a woman with albinism on a Vogue Cover. I would not have imagined that that woman would be me. “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” I’m emotional, because I see progress and get to form part of a progressive story and narrative. I got to a place in my career where I appreciate every specimen of my body and knowing that wherever I go, my existence, the way it is, has always and will always be enough.”