Great news for all you STRONG girls out there. Issue 3 is now out and it's THE BEST ONE YET (or so several readers have told me!).
This winter our cover story is "Girls on Fire". Bronnie Mackintosh, from New South Wales in Australia, talks about what life is really like in the modern fire service. Many people think of firefighters as "taming the beast of flames and smoke", but as Bronnie explains, there's so much more to the role than that. On a given day, firefighters may have to "extinguish fire, contain and make safe hazardous materials, extricate people from road crash accidents, search for survivors after earthquakes, floods, and storms, or repel down vertical cliffs to rescue people or domestic animals." Firefighters need problem solving skills, leadership ability, emotional intelligence and conflict resolution skills. Bronnie talks us through a typical day in the life of a firefighter, and we meet Justine, a young woman realizing her dream of becoming a professional firefighter in the modern service.
Perhaps the interview I'm MOST EXCITED about in issue 3 is our chat with international survival consultant and celebrity expedition leader, Megan Hine. Megan is one STRONG lady. Her job involves taking celebrity clients into some of the most remote and inhospitable places on earth. She also works in front of and behind the camera on TV shows such as Mission Survive and Bear Grylls: Breaking Point. Bear describes Megan as "Stronger than 99% of men I know" and he's not just talking about her physical strength - Megan is one resilient woman and a fantastic role model for any girls out there wanting to break the mold and follow their dreams.
Also in issue 3 we meet Tabitha Sullivan, a young girl and STRONG reader who spent last summer undergoing surgery for her scoliosis. Tabitha's story is one of courage and determination in the face of adversity.
There's also an incredible all-female robotics team from Mercy High in Connecticut, an article on modern manners (just when is it polite to be on your cell phone, and do table manners really still matter?), as well as articles on herbs to keep you healthy through the winter, young girls who are changing the world with ideas such as a dress drive after Hurricane Harvey and raising money by traveling around the world singing national anthems, and SO MUCH MORE! Seriously, there's too much to list - I'll show you our contents page instead:
See - 64 pages of great articles, interviews, reviews, quizzes and INSPIRATION to EMPOWER girls everywhere!
I hope you love issue 3 as much as we enjoyed creating it. Please help us out by spreading word of STRONG as far and wide as you can. We really want this magazine to be available to ALL girls.
Don't forget, you can subscribe today online at www.strongmagazineforgirls.com or buy your individual copies in select stores in Connecticut (Langs in Wilton and Weston, Winged Monkey in Westport, AR Kids in Ridgefield and Mackenzies in New Canaan).