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Read the July 2018 Anniversary Issue of eShe Magazine

We have turned one! Our anniversary issue features award-winning actor-director Nandita Das on the cover, and inside you'll find 10 pathfinders who are out to change mindsets. This is an UNMISSABLE issue so start reading NOW!

You can read the latest issue of eShe online! Flip the pages in the live preview below. It’s free!

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You can buy the print edition here (we’re 20% off this month!).

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EDITOR’S NOTE

My husband and I curl up on the sofa on most nights these days to watch the football World Cup. During half-time, we talk. I often share with him stories of the amazing women I’ve met, and this past month, I met two for whom marriage was part of the spiritual growing process, just as it has been for me.

As a subversive rebel, I used to find the concept of marriage stifling once. But as our relationship grows older and the edges are rounded out, I have come to understand that commitment does not have to negate one’s freedom. Our growth lies on the tightrope balancing act between the two.

eShe began as a joyful expression of my love for my countrywomen, a way for me to use my skills to celebrate their strength and stories. It was a step dipped in freedom for I finally had the time and resources to launch such a project. It was effortless because I love what I do. I am in the flow.

But as the magazine completes a year, and my team of supporters grows, something has changed.

It’s gone from love to marriage. Commitment has crept in – to my readers, to my contributors, to the many women whose lives we touch.

Subconsciously I resisted the commitment, and ended up manifesting a roadblock in my progress. But as I opened up to the lesson in the experience, I realized that commitment is not the problem, it is the opportunity. Like a snug-fit marriage, it is a platform for freedom and growth.

The legendary Queen Bey said, put a ring on it. Happy anniversary, my loves.

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