So. About a year or so ago, a coworker came to me and said “My daughter is starting a magazine.” Now, I’m not going to front, I’m not a magazine reader by any stretch of the imagination. Though I am a bookworm, I’ve just never really got into magazines. So I took her request to check it out with a grain of salt. I figured I’d lose interest. Most magazines do not provide anything I can relate to.
I like to be wrong every now and then.
Their website states this:
“We are more than a magazine. We are starting a movement for more honest media.
Life isn’t always perfect, and we’re okay with that. We’re focused on providing stories from real women about real life – the triumphs and the hardships. We want to show you that you have a voice and a story. We’re starting the conversations that need to be had. The mission behind our magazine is simple: each time you open up and share your story, you help someone else feel less alone.”
I find many things in the magazine–new reads, new music. The staff at Holl & Lane are nearly as eclectic as I am and I love it. They’ve written articles about abuse survivors, cancer survivors, battling addiction. On the flip side they also write about easy, budget friendly ways to decorate your home. They have a section for recipes that more healthy than decedent and I love that. Their DIY section is AMAZING. I am always finding one new thing or another to play around with or dog-ear for when we have a house. I cannot go on enough about this. I read every issue cover to cover.
So, a year later I am a happy subscriber and supporter. They do support their mission statement. The honest integrity I find there keeps me coming back. If you want to see what they’re about, check out their blog here. Everyone has a story and their willingness to share those everyday stories makes the world, I think, a little less lonely. Check out the links to their site, Facebook page and Twitter.