Recommended Reads: Darling Magazine

What better way to spend your free time with a cup of coffee and a magazine that works to redefine beauty and empower women? 

Recommended Reads: Darling Magazine

What Is Darling? 

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Darling Magazine aims to redefine femininity and beauty through thought-provoking and counter-cultural perspectives. Our goal is to inspire, revive, and restore women by helping them find their true purpose and worth.

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.”

Review: Kaylee Richards 

Our society often glamorizes this unattainable idealistic concept of women- that we should look young forever, we should be delicate, and we should be submissive.

As a young woman, my 20s are a valuable time- at this point in time I make decisions that not only impact my career, but how I view myself. If I am constantly trying to change myself to fit a specific mold, how can I truly embrace who I am and all that I can accomplish?

Every time I read Darling, I find new things to be encouraged in and realize the true beauty in.

Darling “sees beauty in every type of woman” and does not use Photoshop to alter any of the women’s faces or bodies. By reading Darling I am filling my brain with untouched images of REAL WOMEN instead of Photoshopped images, creating unrealistic expectations and unhealthy comparisons.

Darling’s articles always encourage an authentic, inspired, and positive life. Their recent issue No. 14, features an interview with Uzo Aduba on how she identified her passion and now, wholeheartedly pursues it.

While I encourage you to pick up and dive into all Darling has to offer, in this interview, Aduba mentions something about dreams that I want to leave you with and think we can all relate to at this crazy and crucial moment in our lives…

“Success is such a relative term. Sure, to some it might be financially related. To others, [it’s about] power. To me, it’s doing something really well and deriving satisfaction from what you do every day. And failure is a part of it. It comes with the package. If you’re scared of failure, you’ll never succeed.”


Photography: Tessa De Vilbiss