Best. Issue. Ever. Thank you
Great magazine this month. As a Black woman, age 41, I love reading More. I occasionally participate in the surveys and even less than that the writing contests. I have been reading More since my late 30's in preparation for this new stage in my life. As a devoted Rizzoli & Isles fan, I was surprised by the backlash Angie Harmon received due to her political affiliation. I too am a liberal republican. I don't get flack from my very democratic relatives for my views because I have the unmoving reputation of being more right than not on most subjects. My support of Angie increased upon hearing that she went out there and defended her views. I appreciate women who are not afraid to say it like they mean it. Best wishes to Angie Harmon.
On another note, the article, "My Family Tree--In Black and White" moved me as well. The writer, Dionne Ford and I share some similarities. My ancestors also stem from a master and slave relationship that was not the typical violent story of rape we are accustomed to hearing. My great great grandfather was Colonel "Tip" Bagley and my great great grand mother was his slave, Mary whom he had a relationship with according to the family stories. I, like Dionne am now married to a Caucasian and am raising biracial children. Life is funny for those of us whose ancestry is not so cut and dry. I sometimes feel like on any given day my different ancestry traits, (African, European, and Native American) emerge to contribute to my mood at the moment. However even in those three types of nationalities there are dozens of tribes, sects, and lines to investigate.
Because the past is something we can only piece together from photos and small clues that can't possibly sum up an entire life; I teach my kids to embrace what feels most accurate for them and to remember the most important thing is to know that they are making their own history. Soon they will be creating their own customs, traditions, and ancestral markings by what they do today as Americans. As fun as it was having my own Alex Haley moment when I found some "cousins" on the Internet, I feel closest to all my ancestors when I honor their contributions and sacrifices with how I live today by, "making time for what matters." Best of luck to Dionne Ford on the book.
Take care of you,
Greetings Ms. Seymour,
My name is Kim Williams. I am a subscriber to More Magazine. Congratulations on 15 wonderful years. I am a 44 year old woman who finds your magazine truly amazing.
I'm a HUGE fan of your magazine and am tolerating the aging process much better now that I am a subscriber! I just read the article on Troylyn Ball and was compelled to write in. Thank you for featuring such a gutsy lady who's overcome so much! I look forward to supporting her business. Thanks for your mag and great stories. Keep bringing me More!
Just a note to tell you folks at MORE magazine that 15 years ago I received an “invitation” to help launch a new magazine called MORE! I liked the concept and decided at the age of 62 (!) to sign on. I have enjoyed every issue since then except these past 3 months when I never received a renewal notice and neglected to look at the EXP. date on the last issue.
I renewed today and look forward to enjoying many more issues. I pass it on to my 54-year-old daughter and as a fashionista she devours every issue. At 77 I am probably your oldest and longest fan! I enjoy the articles, fashion and tips for keeping up with all the latest in the world of women. As they say, “I ain’t dead yet!” Thanks for many years of enjoyment, keep up the good work!
--Helen I. Marchese
Dear Ms. Seymour,
My wife subscribes to More magazine and I will sometimes flip through it if I see something interesting on the cover. Well, I was pleasantly surprised by the most recent issue. Not only was the article on a woman's dog sledding experience fascinating and encouraging, but so was the story on Angie Harmon.