Darling, you had me at your mission statement.
When I first stumbled upon Darling Magazine, I was instantly drawn to the sincerity of the essays and articles. It is the magazine that I had always wished could exist and a refreshing response to the ‘standard’ magazine. The contributors of Darling, for both the online blog and printed publication, have a way of breathing life into complex, intangible topics through thoughtful writings (without being cheesy or cliché).
Here are a few reasons why I read Darling Magazine:
Darling isn’t afraid to delve deeper. They challenge social norms while understanding the difference between opening up a conversation vs. stirring up controversy. Difficult topics, such as mental health, aren’t passively brushed over, but articulated with care by balancing personal experiences with valuable advice. Reading Darling Magazine feels quite like an honest conversation with a dear friend.
Instead of being adorned with pictures of celebrities, Darling features diverse individuals to share their stories and reflections. The magazine elegantly merges art and beauty through tasteful styling, photography, and prose. They recognize that there is beauty in outer appearances, but also in one’s character and inner qualities.
Real >>> Perfect
The number of articles I’ve read from Darling that I could relate to my own experiences, are countless. In this magazine, life isn’t presented through a sparkly filter of perfection and nor are their photos (which are #RealNotRetouched). Authenticity is esteemed, acknowledging our capacity for growth and potential to thrive. Instead of pressuring women to reach an ideal based on preconceived notions and expectations, Darling empowers us to discover the kind of woman we want to be.
Darling is a momentum, advocating for our self-worth and helping us find our purpose. It is not only a movement, but a community of women who aspire to ‘practice the arts of virtue, wit, modesty, and wisdom‘.
*This post is not sponsored. Just spreading my love for an incredible magazine.