Christy Turlington by Kassia Maedor
As one of the most socially conscious individuals in fashion, Christy Turlington sets the standard for models with a mission. On Monday guests gathered in Macy’s Herald Square to hear Turlington and Editor in Chief of Glamour, Cindi Leive discuss Turlington’s storied fashion career and her role as founder of Every Mother Counts, a non-profit focused on reducing maternal mortality worldwide. The Calvin Klein sponsored event offered a window into Turlington’s activism and the importance of issues surrounding maternal mortality.
Following her 2010 directorial debut, No Woman No Cry, which dealt with the subject of at risk pregnancies via the personal stories of four women in different corners of the world, Christy felt compelled to take things one step further. The film which chronicled the issue of birth in a Maasai tribe in Tanzania, an impoverished area in Bangladesh, a post abortion care ward in Guatemala and a United States prenatal care unit was met with accolades from critics, but Turlington wished to do even more to raise awareness. This led to the founding of, Every Mother Counts which aims to spread the message and also improve the health and well being of girls and women across the globe.
For more information, please visit everymothercounts.org.
Turlington and Glamour’s Cindi Leive in conversation / photo Melodie Jeng for Models.com
Every Mother Counts in action.