˜ "I feel like it changes every day. I think there was a time when my dream was to work for one of the biggest magazines in the country and now I think if that were presented as an option to me, I would run the other way. I think my dream now is something much closer to creating content that has never been created before, in a way that hasn't been created before and breaking through the patriarchy the best way that I know how.
I think feminism, at least as it was presented to me when I was younger, seemed very combative and off-putting. It seemed like you couldn't be a certain kind of girl and also be a feminist. I think I'm really interested in exploring that and pushing that boundary and seeing if you can create a definition of feminism that actually fits all kinds of women.
I was working a couple editing jobs and I thought to myself, 'Okay, I still am in love with magazines. I'm in love with printed, beautiful objects and I've been obsessed with Kinfolk and Darling since forever.' I was like, I want to take what all these cool women are doing on Instagram and make a magazine that showcases their influence, their style, their power and their brilliance. Also, I love business magazines, but every single one of them has dudes on the covers or you have Sophia Amaruso, who wrote Girl Boss. Just because she wrote Girl Boss, she's not the only woman running a company. Literally when I'm at Whole Foods checking out, I see Forbes with dudes and then you have the women's magazines and all the headlines are about sex, your body and how nice your house looks. That's it. It's no longer realistic to women's actual interests. My idea then quickly became how I could showcase the highest number of women in each issue. I decided I just wanted to do profile collections and it was really important to me too that all women, no matter how famous or successful that they are, they all get the same amount of space. In our next issue, we are featuring Jamie Lee Curtis and we are so stoked, but she has the same amount of space as anyone else." ˜
I was sitting at a table at TOMS Flagship Store and Chelsea placed her first issue of BossLadies Magazine on the table for everyone to check out. I quickly flipped through it and was immediately hooked. I had to run up to her and introduce myself. I loved getting to talk with Chelsea the other day and hear her story. Her work is so inspiring and I hope you all pick up a copy and follow her Instagram: @ck.sonksen @bossladiesmag
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