The upcoming December issue of Teen Vogue is going to be one to remember. Earlier this month, Condé Nast, the publisher of such magazines as The New Yorker, Vogue and Vanity Fair, announced the discontinuance of the print edition of Teen Vogue. The plans will cut nearly 80 of their employees of their jobs. A statement from Condé Nast stated: “We are aggressively investing in the brand and all of its consumer touch points including events like the upcoming inaugural Teen Vogue Summit next month in Los Angeles.” The publication will however continue their digital edition.
In the upcoming issue of Teen Vogue, former First lady and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will guest edit of one the magazine’s last print editions. The special issue of Teen Vogue, due to appear on newsstands on 5 December, will publish a letter from the former presidential candidate to her teenage self, a salute to young female activists of today and feature a montage of images representing different stages of her life on the cover.
In a joint statement with Clinton and E-I-C of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth, Clinton wrote:
“I love seeing articles about the search for the perfect makeup remover next to essays about running for office … Teen girls are a powerful force for good in the world, and it’s refreshing to see that reflected in these pages.
“Have you ever noticed that whenever a teenage girl takes a stand on an important issue, people seem surprised?” she continued. “That’s true even in 2017 – a year that has seen young women turning out in force at the Women’s Marches, smashing expectations in sports and STEM, demanding diversity in books and movies, rallying to protect affordable health care and planned parenthood, even holding a quinceañera on the steps of the Texas Capitol to protest attacks on immigrants’ rights.
“Girls are raising awareness about child marriage in Yemen and sex trafficking in Cambodia; speaking out for environmental justice in Flint, Michigan, and equality in Raleigh, North Carolina, and so much more.”
Clinton announced that she will be guest editing the issue on the anniversary of her presidential loss to Donald Trump. The former Secretary of state is also promoting her memoir “What Happened,” which documents her experiences during the 2016 presidential campaign.