Anniversary Edition: Best Of The Fold

It's our anniversary! Today we celebrate some of the women, words and stories that have moved us these past two years.
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Original artwork by Rosie Bowker

Original artwork by Rosie Bowker

We've been sharing stories and amplifying women's voices for two years now, and on the cusp of our anniversary we are taking a look back at a few moments and words that have resonated deeply with us and, we hope, you.

Arts & Culture
Meet Sofia Maldonado, The Puerto Rican Painter & Muralist "My main interest is in the human interaction with each piece. Can people walk around, on top or under the piece? How will this change their perception of reality or their daily routines?"

Carrie Akre On Her 10-Year Hiatus, Returning To The Rock Star Life & Becoming A Mother Of One "Like, how did I go from being a rock star and feeling badass to cleaning up after an adult man and doing dishes and just fucking being tired?"

Remarkable Women Who Impacted The Arts ""It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."

A Guide To Empty Nesting "Some parents breeze through the whole thing and others spend a lot of time counting the days until their kids get home for the holidays only to go through the mourning cycle all over again."

How To Embrace Change As A Family "Maybe it’s just talking about change and taking away the stigma that most kids associate with it so they can find a little fun in the unknown and more comfort in those seemingly simple chats they are no doubt listening to when you think they are not."

A Conversation With Maternal Health Advocate & Founder Of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns "We continue to use storytelling to elevate women’s stories and amplify their voices, and we also invest in community-based led models of care that are compassionate and evidence-based."

Personal Style

Personal Style: Meet Kisha Vaughan "I am thankful to be comfortable enough with myself to not be uncomfortable in what I wear...The evolution has been in simplifying what works for me."

Single Women and Their Spaces: Erin Little "The lack of any drama from living alone is heavenly. It’s also a space that I feel I can take pride in. I am supporting this space, from the rent to the things that make it a home—it’s all from my hard work."

A Conversation On Female Power With Photojournalist Elizabeth Herman "I think that associating women and power has not been done in our historical narrative or in our conversations, and definitely hasn’t been done in our imagery."

Why I Ran For Local Office: It's Personal "This is no time to stand on the sidelines and wait for someone to save us, we need to save ourselves. Doing something is better than doing nothing."

Women Working For Our Planet: Meet Erin Ashe, Scientist, Co-Founder & Executive Director Of Ocean's Initiative "We need women’s voices in conservation and we’re creating a space to amplify those voices." 

A Conversation With Glynnis MacNicol, Author Of No One Tells You This "But the problem with all of this comes with who has been in charge of the storytelling for so long. This story, what a woman’s life looks like after 40, has been told primarily by men."

On Choosing Sobriety at 40 "I have more clarity than one year ago, and when I think about my body I feel proud knowing that I’ve done what I can to give us a fighting chance in life. I also feel different because I’ve had to fight for things (mentally and emotionally) that I’ve truly never had to fight for before because I always had alcohol to fall back on."

Childfreeness: Jessica Taft Langdon On Being Child-Free By Circumstance "I became aware of this sort of physical and emotional sensation that having a child was maybe not going to be within my grasp."

Exercising The Choice Of Forgiveness "But eventually righteousness will fade. And then it’s time to ask yourself, do you want to be right or do you want to be free?"

Finding Affordable Healing Strategies At Any Age: Meet Erin Telford, Breathworker & Healer "The Universe always begins by whispering at you. If you can’t hear the whisper, it will eventually shout at you!"



The Fold's Best Of 2020 (And That's A Wrap On This Year)

It's been a year, hasn't it? As we usher in the next year (couldn't come soon enough) here are a few of the conversations with women we loved—actually, can we say we loved every article we published in 2020? Yes, but these will be definite re-reads in 2021.


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A Culinary Gift Guide Supporting Female-Owned Small Businesses

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