I also buy O and I do think some of the articles are really thought provoking and the artwork excellent but I do find it a bit vanilla pudding normalcy if you see what I mean. This is not entirely because I am single and childless but because it can seem a bit too cosy at times. It is also a bit girlie which I'm not big on.
My compatriot Anna Wintour is someone I really admire BUT I don't particularly enjoy US Vogue because I just cannot relate to it.
Randomly and from different issues: I particularly enjoyed your article about women who are handsome, the different types of marriages people had (I only doubted the couple who had a celibate relationship) and the fears of the woman whose husband was not paying his way. Your choice of cover stars is also a very big draw to me because they all sound like women who actually have something to say.
I think your magazine has a very European sensibility and is very sophisticated. I just got back from Prague (I'm lucky enough to be able to travel quite a lot in Eastern Europe) and I can just imagine sitting reading More in a cafe there . Believe you me - I'd love to!
Anyway, I just thought you would like to hear!
And if your magazine ever needs a UK perspective on anything, all you have to do is ask!
All the very best to you and your staff
Thank you for the excellent article about Women Priests! I am a fallen away catholic – so sickened by the sex –abuse scandal and the way it’s been handled. I’ve just completely lost my spirit in the catholic church.
This article gave me new hope for our church! You’ve given me some new resources I hadn’t run across before. Thank you!
Hi Lesley, I loved your editorial in this months magazine. Thinking with a beginners mind is so freeing, there is no pressure to do it perfectly and making mistakes is expected. This really resonated with me and can make life a lot more fun. Thanks for the reminder!
--Heather Carey, MS
Dear More (especially Ms Duin):
Wow! This article really left an impression on me and I am so joyful that there are women who are taking a stand for maintaining their faith and being who they are. Religion can be such a sticky and double-edged topic and this article really spoke to what is important while pointing out some of the injustices within religion for woman.
I grew up in a closed religious community (as many others have) and told I could be anything, just not this or that, and certainly not a priest. (We were told it was too "distracting" to men - don't get me started). So, now as a psychologist I am starting to understand the fear that is triggered when human rights "threaten" the status quo. I have never taken a stand as these priests have, with so much to lose. They are courageous. They must truely feel God's love and the action of the Holy Spirit. Change comes slowly and they will be remembered!
Thank you so much for publishing this article,
--Jessica Del Pozo, PhD
Hi Lesley. As a returning reader, I thought you'd like to know that I love your magazine and won't let my subscription lapse again. Also, for the first time in 40 years of magazine reading, I now read the Letter from the Editor, thanks to you. I read your February editorial, then loved the March questioning of why one fashion is suitable for a 40-year-old, but not a 50-year-old, and totally connected with your never-ending love of learning in the May issue. (I started studying archaeology in my 40's during a great career as a librarian.) I now read most of the letters from the editor in my 15 or so magazines, and I understand why you'd want to put your stamp on each month's issue, like naming a baby. Thanks for opening my eyes to the editors perspective on each issue.
Dear Ms. Seymour: