CURRENTLY: ISSUE NO. 1, The freedom issue
THE LIBERTY JOURNAL
When I look at the landscape of content for entrepreneurial women, I notice the majority of platforms serve a narrow demographic. Where are the stories of women killing it at every age, and under varied circumstances? We need to hear from women over 45 who have the wisdom to share and we need to include voices from our digitally native sisters who have much to teach. The idea of women helping women should not be exclusive to a specific generation. In fact, it can’t be. We need each other’s stories to weave into our own.
From, handbag designer, Clare Vivier's phenomenal success to Jan McCarthy showing us that it’s never too late to add one more title to your multi-hyphenate career to the ladies of Project Raiz who teach us how they activated real change for their African sisters, seeing the success of others leads to believing in our own. I wanted to include women of all ages and stages in their entrepreneurial journey so you could see yourself reflected on these pages. Considering your possibilities and pursuing your calling shouldn't be limited because of birthdate. Don’t believe me? Read Gina Pell's Perennial article on page 58!
“Being a Millenial doesn’t have to mean living in your parents’ basement. Midlife doesn’t have to be a crisis. And you don’t have to be a number anymore. You’re relevant. You’re ever blooming. You’re a perennial.”
- Gina Pell, excerpt from Issue No. 1 ‘Ever Blooming’
WHY NOT A MAGAZINE?
WHY A JOURNAL?
Studies have shown that a tactile experience is more valuable in the creative process. We are more likely to experiment with ideas and to achieve goals when we write them down. Additionally, in a world where digital has consumed us, I wanted to create something that engaged a few more senses.
This hybrid publication seemed to be the answer. The perfectly sized journal will fit nicely in your Clare V. tote, and it’s filled with beautiful images and articles to inspire your curiosity. The journal format is chock-full of questions that ultimately help articulate the future you were created for. Throughout each section, LIBERTY provides space for you to record your thoughts, list your to-dos, and consider your possibilities.
Each LIBERTY issue is divided into three sections, "Dream," "Live" and "Give." We give the reader a glimpse of women at various stages along their path.
The "Dream" section highlights stories, advice, tips, and resources from their early years, sharing why, and how they launched.
The "Live" section digs deeper into the daily lives of various entrepreneurs and creatives, asking them “how they do it” and seeking practical advice for the day-to-day. From automation and apps to juggling work and life, this section keeps it real.
Lastly, the "Give" section focuses on why and how women are leaving an impact; asking women who they serve, why they serve, and how they hope to make a meaningful impact on their customers, employees, the world, and their own lives.
MEET OUR COVER WOMAN
What began as an idea for a stylish and functional laptop case has grown into an internationally recognized brand with a complete line of handbags and accessories, seven retail stores (and growing!) and the dreamiest Los Angeles headquarters you can imagine. We couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to put on the cover of our very first issue.
“I think every job I’ve had along the way helped prepare me for what I’m doing now and I wouldn’t change a thing. I think my success has been due to my ability to learn, listen, put ego aside, be decisive, and be kind.”
Read the rest of our interview with Clare and so much more in our first issue, available now!
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LIBERTY is equal parts magazine and journal, which is why we like to call it an "editorial journal." We created LIBERTY for women with an entrepreneurial spirit. This beautifully designed, biannual publication celebrates the women who are making their mark and inspires and equips women who want to launch or grow their own venture.
Throughout each section, LIBERTY provides space for you to consider your possibilities, record your own thoughts, and list to-dos that will enable you to take your own ideas from ideation to actualization.