In a matter of months, our systems, routines, and lives have been upended—by a pandemic, by racial injustice, by isolation and inequality. But in many ways, these events and experiences have also exposed how they all need to change. For BAZAAR’s Summer issue cover story, Christy Turlington Burns talked to five hopeful women—Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, public health expert Dr. Leana Wen, model Ashley Graham, and New York State gubernatorial top aide Melissa DeRosa—who have visions for what the post-COVID-19 new world should look like: more equitable, just, and safe for everyone—and very different from the one we’re leaving behind.
What follows is a serious and thoughtful conversation; these women are very smart and empathetic and informed and passionate. It is very well worth your time. (I cried reading it.)