I’ve been dreaming up starting a magazine for as long as I can remember; some long time friends can attest to this dream. When Liz and I met and we discovered that we shared the love of magazines, we would set out on dates to the bookstores and magazine shops just to browse, review, purchase the latest and greatest. I think when Liz had had enough of me “talking” about this dream and not doing anything about it we agreed to do it together. I knew that was the missing link for me – to do it along side someone I trusted and loved and knew held the same vision. Liz and I brainstormed our visions and our mission around starting “another” magazine along side all the many out there. We realized we wanted something more “real”, something that spoke more to the truth about women. Not just the photoshopped version of it all.
Then came the time to choose a name, we knew we wanted a woman’s name because we already had a vision of who this woman was but choosing the right name became quite hard – especially when you think about having a website (who knew there were so many woman named magazines out there?) When we finally came upon the name Mabel it resonated with both of us. There were a few names we were going back and forth on but when I was talking to our dear friend Grace she did this little test with me and Mabel rose to the top. We just knew Mabel was our gal.
So here she is …welcome Mabel Magazine. You’ve been a dream come true in the making and I’m so honored to have Liz along side on this journey. Thank you to all of our contributors and behind the scenes helpers. We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for trusting in our dream and our vision.
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