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Hijab-wearing model becomes editor for Vogue Scandinavia

Rawdah Mohamed, the Somali-Norwegian model and influencer whose protest against a proposed ban on the hijab in France went viral, will be the fashion editor of the soon-to-be-launched Vogue Scandinavia.

Mohamed will become the first hijab-wearing editor of colour at a western fashion magazine.

In an Instagram post announcing her new role, the model wrote: “I’m hoping to be a cultural force with lots of learning, growing and facing the challenges that comes with it.”

Model, blogger, and activist Rawdah Mohamed is known for her street style modelling and is regarded as a prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim women. In April 2021, she launched the hashtag campaign #Handsoffmyhijab to protest against the French ban on face coverings for minors, which later became viral on social media.

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Vogue Scandinavia will launch its first issue in August. It will publish print editions six times a year but will be largely digitally focused.

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