Darling

Dear Friend,

If ever there was a magazine that I encouraged you to read, it would be Darling Magazine. If you haven’t heard of it before, I so strongly urge you to look into it. This magazine’s sole purpose (and its soul purpose actually) is to navigate the art of being a woman.

The magazine is published quarterly and is filled with intentional articles aimed at building women up in a realistic and hopeful way. Each issue is broken up by “personas” (i.e. Dreamer, Hostess, Confidant, Stylist, etc.), which shape the content and connect to a variety of pieces that make up every woman’s identity. I almost entirely identify with the “Achiever,” but when I read articles and DIYs and stories from the “Dreamer” and the “Intellectual” I am reminded that I have many dimensions. I am constantly grounded by the meaningful topics and the tender community that come with my subscription.

This magazine is working to start a dialogue with women, to challenge what we know about societal expectations, and to pave the way for a more darling future.

With all that said, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to let you know that the Darling team is considering re-printing their first issue. Selfishly, I would like to have one, but beyond that if you are looking to question what you know about the “modern mold of woman,” then this first issue might be a good place to start.

xx Katie

Leading Lady

Leading Lady

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Dear Ladies,

Brace yourselves, this one’s a novel.

I have recently read a number of articles about women feeling pressured.

  • Here by Emily Schuman, of Cupcakes and Cashmere, on pressure to hit life milestones by prescribed ages.
  • Here by Zosia Mamet, from Girls, on pressure to be successful.
  • Here by Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown University, on pressure to do it all.

The last two articles are in response to Continue reading