Salvadorian-American activist supermodel Christy Turlington Burns has three covers for the May 2019 issue of Vogue Mexico. Photographer Alique captures Christy styled by Celia Azoulay in Altuzarra, Isabel Marant and Tory Burch.
Christy Turlington was one of the first top models to embrace activism and leveraging her global popularity to turn her gaze on others and not her supermodel self. To reach her goal, Turlington founded Every Mother Counts in 2010.
The nonprofit engages and mobilizes new audiences to support maternal health programs around the world, including the United States where maternal deaths among women of color and women living in states like Texas are skyrocketing. The closure of Planned Parenthood clinics in red states has caused maternal death rates in Texas to reach third-world levels.
In her latest effort to raise awareness around maternal health, Turlington Burns teams up with swimwear brand Onia on a collection of “Mommy and me” swimsuits that support Every Mother Counts.
"While I am fortunate to have safely delivered three healthy babies, women around the world face tremendous hardships in their journey toward becoming a mother," Dalia Cunow, Onia's women's creative director said. "I learned about Every Mother Counts through my obstetrician Dr. Jacques Moritz. Dr Moritz helped Christy Turlington-Burns through a life threatening child-birth complication inspiring her to found EMC. EMC is a non-profit dedicated to making childbirth safe and respectful for every mother, everywhere. I am in awe of the work they do and sought out a way to support this amazing organization."
50% of the sales from each of the matching Onia styles—"Kelly" for grown-ups ($195) and "Ava" ($75) for girls sizes 2-10—will be donated to the organization.