Growing up in a household of mostly women, it was not surprising to find the occasional Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazine lying around. My mother, sisters, and I enjoyed flipping through the pages for the latest advice on beauty, fashion, love, and monthly horoscope. Advertising did not cater to women that looked like us but it allowed a space for females to indulge in their feminine side during a time when women’s voices were still being silenced.
The narrative is slowly changing in modern society. Print and digital media is gradually moving towards a more inclusive picture offering a more realistic portrayal of what our community looks like today. Bella Magazine is one of the platforms setting the bar for a different type of magazine. Although our world has gone digital, it is nice to turn the pages of a magazine and appreciate the magic of print.
This gorgeous magazine is a collage of fashion, beauty, culinary, travel, wellness, entertainment, podcast, and TV. It is also filled with stories of beautiful people on and off-camera. like a one-stop shop! It is by design a creation that celebrates aesthetic beauty but also humanity. You can feel the effort and heart of its CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa Coppes, and her team. Bella Magazine has become one of my favorites for those reasons and more!
I was elated when receiving news, I made their list of “Bella Bosses We Admire” in the March/April 2021 issue. The past year has been full of challenges but the key to coming out on the other side of things has been finding the bright spots. I’m incredibly humbled and grateful to be on this list of amazing women. Congratulations to all the women on the list! The Women of Influence issue is stunning, as is this month’s cover girl, Meagan Good. This special issue can also find Joy Corrigan, Sherri Shepherd, and more great stories.
Success comes in increments of small wins that are woven into our story. I am practicing gratitude during these moments of greatness, as they are just enough to savor until reaching the next milestone.
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