The idea for Anti-Mag came from me being unemployed for the first couple of months of living in New York. It was actually my mother who woke me up to the calling. She said, "I always thought you'd be a writer...". That freaked me out because my mother never had an opinion on my career choices until that moment. So, that day, I picked up a pen and I started writing.
I got the idea for Anti-Mag because of my love for men's magazines. I like the frankness and realness of them. I'm a girl who likes gadgets, playing cards, appreciating a good Irish whiskey and talking about world events...none of these things exist in Cosmo or Mademoiselle unless your idea of a gadget is a vibrator and your idea of playing cards is Go Fish . I appreciate all that is human both male and female and I like the balance of the two.
The whole premise for Anti-Mag is to enlighten and expose those people who have been dismissed. Not all of us want to be the next pop star and some of us are enjoying life right under the radar. I wanted to create a haven for those artists, musicians, writers, designers, and individuals who have the passion and determination to create. It is for people who aren't afraid to do what they love and to do it well. It is a sense of community and the rawness of the DIY spirit in which I grew up in. I'd rather expose those who deserve it than worship those who didn't earn it.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr. Suess