Twenty-somethings Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm felt disappointed that modern women’s magazines didn’t reflect their own lives, hopes, and values. As an alternative, they launched Verily magazine in summer 2012 to “start fresh conversations on what it means to be real women” and focus on inner beauty as well as fashion and appearance.
As Eschbach explained on Christopher Closeup, “Women today are more unhappy than ever. There’s a statistic pointing out that 70 percent of young girls feel worse about themselves after three minutes of reading a fashion magazine” because they compare their bodies to the models and feel they don’t measure up. Verily aims to be a positive influence on young women.
Strive first for the kingdom of God. (Matthew 6:33)
Jesus, help me see authentic beauty in others.