The "Be The Light" Issue

Find Your Inner Glow, and Celebrate it

from the editor ...

Once upon a time, Bram Stroker wrote a little story called, "Dracula". In that beautiful and legendary piece of fiction, he writes: “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” My hope for you is that you dig deep this Hallow's month to find the light in the darkness, but more importantly the light within. May you shine bright and be the connected tissue within humanity that brings joy and hope into the world. This month I will be sharing stories of strength, curiosity, creativity, and of course not forgetting the fun of a ghoulish Halloween. My kiddo and I have declared it a scary-movie-a-day month for the next 31 days. Here's to hoping we sleep! Be beautiful, brave, bold, and tenacious—BE THE LIGHT!

— xo, Dawn Garcia, Editor-in-Chief | COVER PHOTO by Kayalin Akens-Irby @kayasoleia


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