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Hi, I’m Ashley South. Previously a digital product manager in Finance, I started Main & Luxe Magazine and became a publisher, editor, and writer in 2021. This blog is for sharing my thoughts on each of our issue themes with you!
Ashley South, Founder While we acknowledge returning to school is around the corner for many of you, we encourage you…
This month, we borrowed a word from our profile feature and selected juxtaposition as our theme. Juxtaposition is a contrast of one thing next to another. In photography, you would see it as the contrast of light and dark. On our cover, the way Arthur Zards is specifically lit in the face while his body is largely in the dark. We are using the light as an opportunity to feature his face…his creative mind…the focus of our piece on him.
In honor of Women’s History month, this issue is all about women’s empowerment. We wanted to explore that theme and bring different perspectives on the topic. Through our conversations, we discovered and highlighted diverse types of power and variations on empowerment. These stories will change the way you think of the term when you hear it. We found that there is no one day to find or feel empowered. It is unique to each person’s experience and life station.
Connections in daily life come in all sorts of forms: friends, family, significant others, children, coworkers, neighbors, and casual personal and professional relationships. Each of these types of connections require a different adaption by you, and it takes work to successfully cultivate the ones that mean the most to you.
Every January since my mid-twenties, I have made a list of goals for myself for the year: one goal is personal, one is professional, and one is for my fitness. I write them down on a post-it note and stick it to my computer monitor to keep them literally front and center. January has always been about goals in my mind, as such, this issue is dedicated to goals.
This month we dedicated the issue to the wonder of the season. That wonder is incredibly powerful; everything is possible. We put children on the cover to remind us of what to focus on with this issue and the season. The wonder in their eyes is a sweet sight and makes us think of finishing the year with all the exuberance of these children.
November is a busy month. It is the introduction to the holiday season and when you begin juggling how and when to see your family and friends. For those of us with children, you may also be considering how you can give back and help guide with new perspective.
It is a new season, new magazine, and for me: a new beginning.