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A note from our Founder and Editor-in-Chief
It is with a warm heart that I welcome you to mollymymag.com!
If you're new to the Molly My Mag community, thank you for stopping by. To those of you who have been with us for a while now, thank you for your continued support season after season. We've come so far and realize this wouldn't be possible without our kind, dedicated, and reliable readers.
My Mag was lovingly created with others in mind. I built this platform for like-minded individuals with a passion for lifestyle to support one another. My Mag is a lifestyle that celebrates every day: from gatherings and holidays, to wellness, style, beauty, and so much more. When I started this publication, I wanted to create something unlike anything I had seen before, and I can honestly say I am so proud of the outcome.
I hope you enjoy My Mag and our new digital platform as much as the team and I enjoy creating it for you.
Celebrate every day,
How it all began…
When I was 13 years old, I pitched an idea to the Disney channel about a lifestyle series for girls in their early teens, and that’s really where my story all started. I've been very interested in well-being and female advocacy since day 1. I found that there wasn’t much of a support system for young ladies going through life’s ups and downs. Pop culture continues to push messages that can make growing up with a healthy self image really difficult. Anyway, my idea at the time didn’t make it past the big guys over at Disney, but content creation continued to hold a spot in my heart, especially content focused on supporting women. After studying journalism in college, I worked in fashion PR in New York City and later in advertising in San Francisco. Big cities can overwhelm newcomers; I realized I wasn't the only one who craved a friendly support system post college, so I started a women's social club. Being exposed to all of these experiences lead me to where I am now.
About a year into my advertising career, everything clicked! I realized just how much of my everyday favorite things were so closely related to content creation and how my passions as a 13 year old still applied — I was simply not sharing it out to the world. But once I did, opportunities started coming in from all directions, and I was able to transition into a career in content creation full-time, which then led me to create My Mag (and make the move back to Los Angeles — my hometown)!
What does "My" in My Mag (and Molly My) stand for?
My Mag is made to be yours. I wanted you, our readers, to view our content knowing that every bit is thoughtfully created with you in mind. "My" is also short for a hyphenated last name (the first letter of each of my dads' last names). My mom gave me the nickname "Molly My" and it stuck! Therefore, My Mag seemed like the perfect fit when naming the publication.
The journey is never ending! I’ve always worn many hats, and that’s exactly how I like it. I am still writing my story and continue to learn and grow daily. That said, thank you so much for the support and following along!