Boss Ladies

I couldn’t wait to buy the first Elle Magazine under Garcia’s leadership yesterday. I was literally like a little child in a candy store!

It’s a brand new era for women all around the world. We want to stand up for each other by supporting each and everyone of us (in both small and big ways).

Her editorial was raw and real.

Why “raw”, do you ask?

She wasn’t shy to mention that she was devastated when she was dismissed as ELLE’s fashion director. But, she never settled. Her creativity and determination is refreshing and we can feel it while reading her first essay as the new Editor-in-Chief.

Nina Garcia

I have always been an ELLE lady over a Vogue one. I want to learn more about a woman’s journey rather than looking a thousand pages of publicity.

I love fashion, but I love having some discussion or an interview mixed in. A worldly, fashionable and intelligent woman can read about the next trend and discover the journey of a courageous woman, all in the same magazine.

Nina Garcia is the right woman to take Elle into a new era!

Nina Garcia Quote

I was happily surprised to discover Katrina Lake,the founder and CEO of Stitch Fix (please come to Canada!!). We are the same age and her path to become one of the most promising entrepreneurswasn’t smooth for her, but she never gave up and she made it.

I was so inspired by the end of this article that I actually got the little boost of confidence that I needed. I’m crossing my fingers that Stitch Fix could deliver to Canada.

Katrina Lake

Hmm, maybe I should suggest it.

I saw a nice ad featuring Coco Rocha. I just love this beautiful human being. Her positivity, her spirituality and her just beautiful nature is so nurturing.

I kept smiling while slowly turning the pages.

And then, the main event – La pièce de résistance!

A sit down interview, or should I say a conversation, between two people who were reconnecting while talking about International Women’s Day, the Climate Summit, their children (and grandchildren for John Kerry), violence against women and the willingness to make our voices heard as individual, especially right now in 2018.

Angelina Jolie and John Kerry

This is the best issue I have read in 2018 so far!

The pictures were perfect and so were the articles such as “The Hero We Need”, referring of the Black Panther movie, Ava DuVernay’s “Women in Hollywood” article and Teddy Quinlivan’s essay on being a beautiful transgender model.

Teddy is wow!! She is fearless.

It was a beautiful March issue that I will cherish in my collection.

I can’t wait to see what Nina will show us in April.

http://www.elle.com

https://www.stitchfix.com

Written by Sab Demosthenes

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Soeurs, sisters, mothers and warriors

La première fois que j’ai entendu parler de Nadia était durant le mois de février 2016. Je ne pouvais pas comprendre dans ma tête comment un être humain aurait pu vivre toutes ces atrocités. Et le pire est qu’elle n’est pas la seule. Des milliers de femmes yazidis ont vécu ou vivre le même calvaire que notre chère Nadia. C’est atroce, frustrant et déconcertant. C’était un moment où ces paroles raisonnaient dans mon esprit ” I can’t believe the news today, I can’t close my eyes and make it go away”.

Dans un autre post, je parlerai plus en profondeur de son histoire qui m’a bouleversement touchée. Mais si vous avez la chance de lire cet article dans The Economist (je l’ai lu deux fois car la première fois, je pleurais sans arrêt), vous serez touché et ému je vous le promets.

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Mais aujourd’hui, en cette Journée de la Femme, je mets l’accent sur :

Sa détermination

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Sa force de caractère

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Son courage

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Sa fragilité

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Sisterhood

Son intelligence

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Sa compassion

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À deux, nous sommes encore plus forts

Team work tout le monde ensemble

Être là l’une pour l’autre no matter what

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Je vais écrire cette phrase en anglais.

International Women Day should always be everyday sisterhood day.

As a woman, I want to stand up no matter with my mom, with my cousins, with my girlfriends and with every women all around the world.

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This is Nadia’s website link:

Nadia Murad Website /site web

We need to be there for each other even when sometime it’s hard. Sisterhood for life.

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