You may not be able to commit to reading a book for weekly book club, but you really should commit to reading these mags. We’ve chosen five magazines that aren’t just full of the latest fashions. They’re bursting with stories and advice from amazing women. Did we mention they’ve got tons of tips on how to make your life wonderful? They’re the perfect pick-me-up on a dreary afternoon, so make sure to have all of these on hand.
Revolutionary things are happening in this magazine. To combat the “male gaze,” female photographers shot every photo in the spring issue to portray the “female gaze.” Even the features describe how models and celebrities express a different side of themselves when working with female artists. Other articles include women who have overcome enormous obstacles and punched a gaping hole in that aggravating glass ceiling we’re all familiar with.
In addition to having a powerful woman on the cover every month, the magazine dives deeper into the lives of women. Their monthly columns always include an interview with women who champion a foundation or charity that helps a community in need. Get inspired by those who are making a difference and find out what you can do to help. Plus, InStyle’s features give you the inside scoop on everything from women in the world of technology to how designers create clothes that celebrate the female form.
You know it as your go-to source for all things fashion, but did you know it’s so much more than that? In this month’s note from the editor, Anna Wintour writes that the magazine focuses on, “…placing fashion within the context of the cultural and societal factors that can shape it in profound and meaningful ways.” Vogue’s features often contain spotlights on “Change Makers,” or everyone from celebrities to politicians who are changing the world. Did we mention that many of these “Change Makers” are women?
The Darling mission statement says they are, “… a catalyst for positive change; leading women to discover beauty apart from vanity, influence apart from manipulation… and womanhood without degradation.” Their articles feature affordable fashion, advice on how to live a healthy and full life, and discuss the issues facing women today. Also, the magazine never uses Photoshop to alter their model’s faces or bodies. You know what you’re getting in the genuine beauty of women- inside and out.
O, The Oprah Magazine
This magazine is so much more than Oprah’s favorite things! Because of her influence, Oprah’s magazine contains monthly columns from some of the best in the biz. There’s everything from career and financial advice to insights into the human psychology to ensure that you can create the life you want.
Women’s Health Magazine
A healthy woman is a happy woman. This mag has everything you need to know about fitness and health. There’s always a female wonder woman on the cover who knows a thing or two about how to be healthy. For the woman on the go, this is the perfect place to get the latest healthy recipes for when you don’t know what to make for lunch. Don’t have time to workout? There’s always a 15-minute workout included to help you squeeze a sweat sesh into your busy day.
xx, The FabFitFun Team