Munroe Bergdorf has become the first out trans woman to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan UK.
The model and activist appears on the 50th anniversary edition of the magazine with the headline,
“Munroe Bergdof shows us how to change the world”.
Cosmo UK hits stands 21 January and in the article Munroe discusses their career, the climate, cancel culture, pronouns, the future of trans rights and more,
I hope there’s a young trans girl looking at this cover thinking:
‘I can do it too and who I am is not going to hold me back.’
I believe the people want trans inclusion, racial equality, to end misogyny so women and girls feel safe walking home at night
I don’t think we have ever been as enlightened as a people as we are now, even if there is a lot of misinformation around. I do feel like the spark has been lit.
Less people are passively accepting what they have been presented with and that’s an incredible thing.”
It shows there’s only so long that people can hold on to a world that doesn’t exist anymore, before embracing a new one.”
Claire Hodgson, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan UK celebrated Bergdorf as a
The 34-year old model took to Twitter to express her joy at making history with the cover, writing:
I can’t believe I’m writing this…
BEYOND excited to share that I am @cosmopolitanUK’s covergirl for their 50th Anniversary Issue!
I’m also the first transgender woman to ever feature on the cover in those 50 years of publication.”
In February 2021, Bergdof deleted her Twitter account because of the transphobic abuse she received,
“Tired of being a punching bag. Twitter is not a safe app for transgender people.”
Bergdorf has called on social media platforms take more action to combat the abuse directed at trans people and women online.