I'm always so nervous when I receive my copy of More that it will be just another "pretty head" magazine, but you really outdid yourself on this issue.
The piece on female Catholic priests was WONderful and inspiring. And the shorter one on three women with mental illness was great.
Thank you for combining "pretty" stuff with the more substantial. Love my subscription!
My co-worker let me see her May issue, being the first time I ever read your magazine, and I am more than just inspired. Although I am only 20 years old, there was so much I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I plan on buying quite a few products that were suggested and trying some new things that were mentioned. Thank you in advance!
What I really wanted to share with you was my mindset before and after reading Jenny Allen’s article “Once more onto the beach.” I just started planning my trip to the beach this past week. After my initial excitement about going, all my bathing suit insecurities set in. I soon went into frenzy about which workout plans I had to discipline myself to and which diet I had to stick with. Jenny’s title caught my attention because I did indeed need to know how to “suit up.” After I finished, I was just disgusted with my previous thoughts and already had a new mindset. I am going to the beach next month, I’m going to wear that bikini and I’m going to love every second of it.
Thank you again for all the inspiring words.
I thoroughly enjoyed Martha Ann Overland's essay, "The Boy Who Can't Wake Up," in the May issue of More magazine.
Like Overland, I am a middle-aged parent of a child with an undiagnosed disorder. While Overland battles against her son's sleep disorder and chronic headaches, I battle against my son's autism and chronic gastrointestinal disorder which causes him to eat every two hours, both day and night. I felt alienated and alone until reading Overland's essay. Now I realize there are other parents with teenage children who don't function like normal teens. I'm not the only parent who sometimes wishes my struggles were more apparent and acceptable. After all, it's easier to sympathize with a parent of a stoner than a parent of a child who looks normal although he can't wake up or stop eating.
Thank you for including stories from women who struggle with parenting abnormal children. Our voices need to be heard.
--Angela Lam Turpin
I know you welcome feedback and as I have recently unearthed one of the few Mores sold in this part of the world I thought I would tell you how delighted I am to have found you.
I'm a journalist/blogger specialising in news and features who lives on the West Coast of Scotland between Glasgow and Loch Lomond . I buy More in a small shop near Glasgow University and three copies on I am absolutely hooked. Reading is how I like to relax and adding More to the mix represents a real discovery.
I should say I am 42 and increasingly feel that a lot of publications really aren't catering to me. I Generation X and have only just swopped my Converse for Supergas -because Converse has of course been colonised by one and all! Does it sound precious to say I feel ageless? I do normally and especially when I read More but NOT when I read a lot of other publications.
I buy quite a few US magazines - I won't buy this month's Elle because the cover star is at least nearly three decades younger than me and why would Milie Cyrus interest me anyway? I can't give up Allure because I am too crazed about makeup and dream about going hog wild in Duane Reid all the bloody time! (I've been to NYC yes and Seattle when I lived in Vancouver for six months and I would love to come back to the States at some point)