Editor's Letter

Editor’s Letter

Winter 2018 | #YHMBeTrue

If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. Change is inevitable and it can be a surprisingly amazing journey—especially if you’re willing to roll with the punches and stay true to yourself. 2017 proved to be a year of challenging changes that pushed individuals and communities to speak out about cultural and social issues shaping the world today.

If 2017 was a feature film it would get a pretty mixed review. It had its highs and its lows, but people came out—in numbers—and fought for changes and most importantly, resolutions. I watched young people get involved in political discussions, women speak-up about the triumphs and battles in the workplace, and environmentalists demonstrate ways we can collectively make this world a better place. If 2017 was a feature film its cast was totally serious about staying true to their character.

As we settle into the new year, let’s not forget to do just that. Yes; we all have New Year’s resolutions to fulfill, but let’s be honest with ourselves, with each goal we aim to accomplish. Change can be good, but remember to perfect the things you do so well already. You are your biggest advocate—as an individual and as a community.

I’m excited to get back to doing what we do best and that’s discovering and sharing empowering stories of women around the world. We’ll keep it fun!

Yegide Matthews
Editor-in-Chief

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Hi! My name is Yegide, but most people call me Yay these days. It's the luxury of being blessed with a unique name I guess. I'm the founder and Creative Director of YHM Magazine. When I'm not working with the super awesome Team YHM, I'm photographing fashion shoots and writing screenplays.