I love magazines. I love the glossy pictures, the variety of information, and the conversational tone that makes me think whoever wrote that article was totally thinking about me. I love that in a magazine, I might find someone exactly my age who was having the exact same crisis about, having children, how to style their hair, what to make for dinner, and/or how to pay back thousands of dollars in credit card debt and still manage a trip to Europe over the summer.
The only problem is, someone forgot to tell the publishing industry that 1964 has passed and integration is hot. Why, dear readers is there still not a mainstream consumer magazine that really gets diversity of experience? Why is there not a women's magazine or a parenting magazine that really aims to attract women and families who look like us? Us with many hues and hair textures living under one roof. Where two languages are more common than one?
Over the years there have been some independent attempts at a multicultural magazine, like HUES (Hear Us Emerging Sisters), Honey which is now an online magazine with an obviously Black/urban appeal and the travel magazine for upscale travelers of color, Oddysey Couleur. But where's the Glamour or Marie Claire in color? I want a Parenting in color too.
Of course there are magazines like Essence and Latina but they too are content to be monoracially focused. My world, my Kinky Gazpacho family is still not covered.
What magazines do you read that you feel reflect your meltingpot lives? Have I missed one?