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O, The Oprah Magazine March 2018

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in this issue

2 min.
truth tellers

Gloria Steinem The feminist foremother is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and organizer. Her New York Times– best-selling memoir, My Life on the Road, was chosen as one of O’s ten favorite books of 2015. Margaret Atwood Atwood, whose work has been published in 35 countries, is the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, among them The Handmaid’s Tale, Alias Grace, and The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Man Booker Prize. In 2012, she received the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award for inspiring a new generation of fans and writers through her narrative art. Mary Beard The University of Cambridge classics professor’s most recent book is Women & Power: A Manifesto. She is also the author of the National Book Critics Circle finalist Confronting the Classics and the…

1 min.
talbots takeover

JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING, the O, The Oprah Magazine Collection for Talbots is heeeere! And what better way to spotlight the classic yet fun pieces than with five shining stars as models. Connie Britton, Sophia Bush, Tanika Ray, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Busy Philipps were thrilled to get behind the charitable initiative (a portion of the proceeds goes to Dress for Success), and the photo shoot was a lovefest. “Their energy was infectious,” says O creative director Adam Glassman. “They’re super passionate about helping women.” TIE ONE ON This little silk scarf brings together all the elements of the collection—gingham, stripes, and ladybugs—in the most versatile way. 1 Knot it around your neck—it’s slim, so no folding required. 2 For a softer take on a bracelet, wrap it around your wrist. 3 Add fun…

1 min.
who inspires you to be a force for good?

Karma. It’s a great reminder for my students, too: “Remember, what goes around comes around. Do good.” SUSIE VILLA El Paso, Texas My friend Rena. She’s the only person I know who accepts everyone just as they are. BARB FRYMAN North Olmsted, Ohio My family. My husband and I believe it’s important to show our teen boys what doing the right thing looks like. BARBARA L. VERGETIS LUNDIN West Bend, Wisconsin Barack Obama. He continues to inspire me every day, just as he did when he was president. MARILYN NAITO Tallahassee, Florida Ava DuVernay. She motivates others and opens doors for fellow women directors. LIZZETTE SERRANO Caguas, Puerto Rico THE WOMAN IN MY MIRROR! ROCHELLE MOORE Cleveland POPE FRANCIS. HIS OPENNESS, WISDOM, AND BELIEF IN THE STRENGTH OF ALL WOMEN IN THE WORLD INSPIRE ME TO DO MORE FOR OTHERS. TRACEY GRIFFIN HIMMEL Chapel Hill, North Carolina Our Next Question What have…

2 min.
quest for the best

ASK AROUND I’m delighted with Oprah’s decision to give yearlong emphasis to the importance of asking ourselves illuminating questions. It reminds me of a powerful James Baldwin quote that I keep in my office: “The questions which one asks oneself begin, at last, to illuminate the world, and become one’s key to the experience of others.” Looking forward to seeing how each issue unfolds. LINDA LAWRENCE HUNT, PhD Spokane, Washington WINNERS TAKE ALL In December, we wrapped hundreds of gifts and loaded them onto FedEx trucks to be delivered to the 12 winners of our Favorite Things 12-Day Give-O-way! How did the lucky recipients react? “I thought, No way. Could this be the real deal? Nobody actually wins this stuff. But to my surprise, I did! I spent the rest of the workday screaming ‘I won!’…

1 min.
here we go!

THE LAST several months have been a doozy, right? Nearly every day, new revelations that men we’ve respected and admired—men whose work has moved, entertained, and informed us—are not the men we thought they were. And in the wake of their abuses, a trail of women who are scared, exhausted, hurt, and angry. And now...what? What’s next? Where do we go from here? Answering that question starts with trying to understand the male psyche, the better to address the conflict and darkness that may lurk within. This month we’re diving deep into this cultural moment, teasing out what we need to know about gender, power, and how we treat— and mistreat—each other (page 102). I also tackled the topic with two of the strongest, boldest women I know: my A Wrinkle in…

1 min.
the gratitude meter

LIFE IMITATES ART Matchy-matchy is A-OK with Stefan Draschan. The photographer strolls through museums to capture serendipitous moments when viewers mirror the masterpieces they’re admiring. Appreciate his still-life images at peoplematching artworks.tumblr.com. SISTERS ACT March is Women’s History Month! So polish up your bell hooks pin, finalize your feminism 101 playlist (Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me”? check!), and take time to salute female icons of the past, present, and future. VERY SMALL PRINT The dollhouse built in the early 1920s for Queen Mary is full of tiny charms: a wine cellar, running water—and a newly discovered stamp-size story written by Vita Sackville-West specifically for the miniature home’s collection. A Note of Explanation follows the hijinks of an ageless sprite— and may have inspired her lover Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando. GIVING VOICE Chameleonic performance artist and playwright…