Lean In Lean Out {Brava Magazine}

Last Fall, I had an illustration first - my first editorial illustration was published!

Brava Magazine is a Madison-based publication focused on women + style + substance. It recently got a facelift, thanks to my good friend and fellow designer, Jinger. As the editor-in-chief puts it, "We've reimagined Brava as the most fun, interesting and inspiring girlfriend we could think of.". Neat, huh?

I got the opportunity to create a full-page illustration for the article Lean In. Lean Out. What's on Madison women's minds by Anne Morrissy. Inspired by the book Lean In : Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, the article focused on "the controversy over women's roles in a 21st-century 'post-feminist' society". 

I can definitely relate to the discussion regarding women choosing work over family. Since I own my own business, I am constantly struggling to find a balance between work and life. And working from home doesn't help, either - it is much too easy to hop on the computer while Stella is playing in the next room. As my business as grown, I have made an effort to separate the two, but it isn't easy. This was a very compelling read.

If you're interested in reading the article (or the rest of the magazine, for that matter), here is a link to the September 2013 issue. The Lean In article is on page 42.