We had an inkling that Ms. Sassy herself might have already been familiar with WORN — fact: an image of our second issue showed up in a Montreal shopping guide in an old issue of Jane (ten points to any reader who can track it down and send us a scan). However, that didn’t stop us from freaking out when we realized she picked our very own Editor-in-Pants Serah-Marie as one of her style picks for Say Media’s 100 influential voices. She describes WORN as “where fashion and feminism kiss and make up” — and we’re in good company, seeing as other picks include WORN Crush Laia Garcia, and past contributors Tavi Gevinson and Garance Dore.
Three years after the demise of trailblazing 90s teen magazine Sassy, founding editor Jane Pratt published a book dedicated to exploring the role that beauty plays among teenage girls. Following the Sassy ethos, Beyond Beauty sets out to represent a vast range of modern teenagers (or rather, what was modern in 1997), interviewing 25 girls from different nationalities and backgrounds. Pratt does what she does best in giving a voice to young women. She presents each girl’s perspective without judgement, letting them tell their own stories.