Girls' Life Magazine, We Need To Do Better

This is what your cover SHOULD look like.

When I saw the below Instagram post, I was just in frickin’ shock.

Can this be real? 

Is this photo fake?

After Googling current issues of these two magazines, I found them to be real.

I was just appalled. 

Girls should “Wake Up Pretty,” and boys should explore their future.

Screw you, Girls’ Life magazine. This is what your cover should look like. 

We need to do better.

Courtesy of every girl in the world.


I am a 31-year-old graphic designer who works for an amazing nonprofit, The Friends of the Saint Paul Library. I grew up in a small town in North Dakota, moved to Orlando after college and lived there for five years, and now live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I am always creating something. In my spare time I work on personal design projects, freelancing, am a volunteer Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish, and teach community education classes. I have designed for big names like the Walt Disney Company and Lucas Films and now use my creativity every day to support causes I believe in.