Internet, this is what we get for destroying print media.
When I was an insecure preteen facing beauty qualms, I’d buy a copy of YM, Seventeen, CosmoGirl or one of the other dozen or so magazines catering to girls at my local 7-Eleven. These magazines taught me how to curl my hair, how to make a DIY anti-acne facial or how to pluck my eyebrows into perfectly thin rainbow arches (hey, it was the early 2000s).
Of course, these teen-centric publications weren’t all good. They were laden with ads and could be perceived as preying on their readers’ insecurities. But at least they were being curated and edited by grown-ups who actually knew how to give the readers what they wanted. Read More