Darling Magazine – Issue 21: Balance
Darling is…the art of being a woman.
Darling Magazine holds the modern mold of woman up to the fire to evoke a discussion on femininity and re-shape an authentic design. Darling is a catalyst for positive change; leading women to discover beauty apart from vanity, influence apart from manipulation, style apart from materialism, sweetness apart from passivity, and womanhood without degradation.
Darling welcomes a renaissance wholeness in life by embracing "personas" that the modern woman wearing many hats can relate to: the intellectual, the dreamer, the stylist, the achiever, the beautician, the humanitarian, the relator, and the hostess. Stylistically written to readers as friends, Darling challenges modern thought while providing hope and substance to women who want to shape and grow their own hearts, and in doing so, shape the heart of the world.
Darling leads women to practice the arts of virtue, wit, modesty, and wisdom—all the while creating beauty and embodying love. Darling says women are not only interesting, but original, not only good enough, but exceptional—not just here, but here for a purpose.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Inside the Dreamer - “They are Keone and Mari.”
Keone and Mari Madrid spend time telling the truth about choreography, love, and what they look forward to achieving in the future (hint: it’s not just worldwide notoriety from World of Dance).
Inside the Achiever - “Girls. Boys. Ladies. Men.” by Courtney Seard
This compelling essay by a communications expert asks the question we seem to be ignoring; should it matter that professional women at the top of their field are called #Girlboss, and why?
Inside the Hostess - “Late Night Munchies” by Joy the Baker
3 mouth-watering recipes from one of our ultimate favourite chefs, authors, and general cake and donut connosuiers, blog queen Joy the Baker has us craving snacks all day and night.
Inside the Intellectual - “We Can Walk Together: The Gender Divide” by Ashley Abercrombie
One of our favourite writers speaks from personal experience and explains why the future is female…and that men are not only a vital part of that future, but we really do want them to be.
Inside the Stylist - “On my own Body” by Cassidy Boatright
Our own Visual Media Director gets real questioning the efficacy of lingerie advertisements aimed at men, and considers a new path forward in our perceptions of why we wear what we do under it all.
Inside the Confidant - “Lady Talk with Kathryn Hahn.”
Known for an incredible variety of roles in which we all have laughed or cried (or both) with her characters, Kathryn Hahn spent some time chatting with us about first loves, present passions, and why she always wanted to live in Little House on the Prairie.
Inside the Beautician - “Who Told You That?” by Kahu de Beer
A piece reflecting on the moments we were first criticised for our appearance and giving steps to change history.
Inside the Explorer - “Denmark; so Hygge” by Melanie Loon
A travel contemplation through the seaside and food articulation of peaceful, strong Denmark.