For the second time this year, Pose star, model, and outspoken Black trans advocate Indya Moore is looking stunning on the cover of Vogue. Back in September, Moore was the cover star of Vogue Italia, and this time, they grace the cover of Vogue India. Only 21 more international editions of the magazine to go!
In the issue, Moore talked about their difficult childhood, being raised by a Jehovah's Witness mother and a conservative immigrant father, "contrary to popular belief that only white families can be conservative.” They told Vogue that the experience is part of what led them to enter foster care at age 14. “Practising being a part of this religion I faced some difficulties around being seen at home where I was. The moments where I was seen, I was criminalised.”
Moore had previously talked about their conservative, religions upbringing last year when they made the cover of Elle, where they were the first trans person to be on the cover. Shortly after that, in a feature for I-D magazine, they revealed they were exposed to conversion therapy.
The superstar is managing to keep busy during quarantine this fall. In the last two months, not only have they been on the cover of Vogue twice, but they've also appeared in several fashion shows. In September they were featured in Jason Wu’s spring 2021 New York Fashion Week show, and earlier this month they were one of the stars of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty 2020 Show. And now Pose is gearing back up.
Still, Moore is making sure to take some time to rest for themself. “These days I feel like I’ve been enjoying playing video games,” they told Vogue, “It’s very low energy, and very low energy activities help me to unlayer some of the shit that I carry every day. I am really working very hard to heal.”
And thought Moore was pleased with their cover, when posting it they did take a moment to advocate for others.
"Thank you so much everyone!! This was a dream," they wrote in a post on Instagram. "Thank you a million times Vogue India, for seeing me, leaning further & choosing to uplift me. My wish is for everyone to let our communities in, everywhere."
"Let's get a trans Indian person on the cover!" they continued. "I would love to see [ALOK] sell it!"