April 17, 2019
The push and pull of being vs doing. To me, hands are the ultimate doers, storytellers, get-shit-done human power tools. Not so for the copywriters at Elle magazine in 1967. Boy is it fun and weird leafing through back issues. Women’s magazines are the supreme handbooks on how to be, not do. There are times when that has not been true, but fortunes and priorities change, money shuffles, and the magazines with the biggest mouths are shuttered or redesigned, and we revert back to our old ways. Can you tell which quotes are mine and which are not?