Women’s magazines and fashion blogs have been a cornerstone of the feminist movement since the 1960s, but the last 10 years have seen a huge shift in the role women’s media has played.
We spoke to five women in the industry who have seen this shift firsthand.
Anna Lee: I started as a model.
I went to a school where I could do whatever I wanted, but there was no representation for women.
Then I became a fashion editor.
In the ’80s, I got an offer from the designer, and I took it.
I didn’t have to work for a living.
I was just doing it to make money.
Today, I have to go to work every day, and my day job is working on my own projects, and sometimes I’m working on them as well.
I don’t have an agent anymore, and so I don.
Sarah Ting: I’m an editor in Los Angeles.
I started at The New York Times in the early 2000s, and now I’m at The Daily Beast.
I’m also an editorial board member at the New York Fashion Institute.
I feel like this industry is being taken for granted.
It’s one of the few industries where women are treated with respect and I think that’s the most important thing.
Ashley Mcclellan: I was an editor at Elle and now my work is published by the fashion and design magazine FHM.
I’ve been a editor for 11 years, and the last three years, I’ve had my own personal website.
I think it’s very important that women have a voice in the world of fashion, and that they have an equal voice.
The world is changing, but in the meantime, women’s magazines continue to thrive, and it’s just a matter of time before they’re recognized as an industry.
Rebecca DeMille: I worked for The New Yorker, but I’m currently working at Vogue, and The New Republic has an editorial staff, too.
It feels like this is a new world for me.
I worked in the fashion industry for years before I decided to start a career in the business.
The new magazines, which are being published, are all about the intersection of women and fashion, so I think people are really excited to be able to talk about women’s fashion in an inclusive way.
Sarah Davenport: I work for the New Yorker now, and in my early years, when I first started, there was a lot of negativity in the magazines about women and the fashion world, but it’s kind of evolved.
I believe that this industry should be recognized as a space that’s diverse, and we are really fortunate that we have these magazines that are so supportive and so inclusive of women.
Sarah Lee: In my experience, there’s always a certain tone of “we have a lot in common” that’s set up.
There’s definitely more visibility for women in fashion, but that’s just part of the industry.
We don’t really see it as a gender-neutral industry, because we have a very gender-specific culture in the media.
We see it in the way women are represented, the way they’re judged and judged.
I can’t speak for everyone in the workplace, but to me, I think there’s a lot more diversity in the field of fashion now than I’ve ever seen in the past.
I see the difference every day.
Kate Beaton: When I first got in fashion 10 years ago, I was like, “Why aren’t you in fashion?”
Now, I can look at the covers of the magazines and go, “Oh my God!
I love the way that women are representing themselves in the space.”
I feel really good about my job, and seeing that I can still have an impact and still do something for women is really exciting.
Anya Smith: I’ve worked in fashion for almost 30 years and I have never worked in a magazine.
I have a huge influence on the fashion landscape, and this has definitely given me the confidence to be a voice for women’s issues in fashion.
Alyssa DeMarne: I began in the design and marketing department at the Daily Beast in the mid-’90s.
I still have my portfolio, and they always ask me, “Do you work in fashion or fashion journalism?” and I’m like, I don