Watching Karl send his stylish suffragettes down the Chanel catwalk this morning, waving placards demanding equality (the man himself held one with the words ‘Ladies First’), we decided it was time to let you in on a top-secret #ELLEfeminism project: The Feminism Issue.
We asked, and you have spoken: when our Rebranding Feminism project reached over 130 million people on social media, we knew there were issues you wanted to talk about. So we are currently adding the finishing touches to a very special edition of the magazine, out 30 October, dedicated to empowered and empowering women.
For it, we are partnering with the Fawcett Society (founded by – aptly, given Karl’s catwalk statement – suffragist Millicent Fawcett, which has been campaigning for women's rights since 1866) to revive its historic 'This is what a feminist looks like' campaign; with the UN on its #HeForShe initiative; and senior politicians. More will be revealed later this week but, suffice to say, you'll be able to wear your feminism on your chest.
We will also be profiling inspirational women, bringing you specially commissioned short stories from some of the world’s best-selling authors and the definitive survey on your experiences of being a woman in 2014.
Preorder your copy now. It’s going to be a game-changer.