I can’t believe I’m about to type these words, but the Growth issue is our last printed issue of Holl & Lane Magazine. After 20 issues filled with emotional, powerful, heartbreakingly beautiful stories, it’s time for us to say goodbye.
But only sort of. You see, the theme Growth is especially fitting for us right now. Because though the magazine itself is going away, the community and spirit behind our mission is only beginning.
Four years ago, I had this idea that I wanted a safe space for women to share their real lives. I wanted to be able to say out loud what we were really feeling and thinking. I wanted there to be a place of no judgment that women could flock to when they were in need of support. And I have found so much more than that within Holl & Lane. It has grown to be more than I could ever have anticipated when I created issue one and I will be forever grateful for this path it has put me on, one that has allowed me to find what I was put on this earth for.
The thing is, my goal has always been to reach women, where they are, to let them know they’re not alone. Period. End of story. That’s all I wanted. I never intended for this to be a business, or my life’s work. But that is what it has become. And I’m really, really proud of how far we’ve come.
But now it’s time to get back to our roots. I want to be able to provide these important stories to women around the world, no matter if they can afford them or not. And so, we’ll be making a shift - a growth. Holl & Lane will still exist, it’ll just be entirely online. This shift will allow me to focus on what’s important to us - sharing YOUR powerful stories. Without the financial burden of a print magazine (full disclosure: there are virtually no independent print magazines that make a profit, and that includes us - we rarely even break even), we’ll be able to do bigger and better things that our readers have asked us for for years. What are those things? Stay tuned to find out, but let’s just say it’s all about that community.
We have created something incredibly special with Holl & Lane. And no matter what shape it takes on in the future, I can promise you one thing: the family of women from all walks of life from all over the world will always be here ready to provide you with a shoulder to lean on and a helping hand. We want to be your lifeline. And when it comes to that, we aren’t going anywhere.
Digital copies of the Growth issue are available now in the shop. Click the button below to get your copy.
Until we meet again,
Editor in Chief