Love Diane: April
Celebrating freedom, empowering women, inspiring confidence...
April is always an exciting month for me. It’s a time of celebration, of renewal, and new beginnings. It’s also National Poetry Month and a chance to reflect on the power of words, something this month’s Woman #INCHARGE—poet Cleo Wade—understands deeply. As do the female authors of the books featured in What We Love Now. Last but certainly not least, April brings The DVF Awards, where I am privileged to honor extraordinary women—women who have had the courage to fight, the power to survive and the freedom to inspire. I hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about this year’s honorees, and that you’ll be as moved by their work as I am.
A Woman #INCHARGE
Artist, poet and storyteller, Cleo Wade is just one of those women. She has a certain glow about her, an all-encompassing warmth that makes her feel like a long lost friend. Fittingly, she wants her new book, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom For a Better Life, to feel like a friend, too. And because we figured someone who exudes anything close to serenity in this particular moment must have all the answers, we caught up with Cleo on the women who inspire her, trusting her heart’s desire, and what makes her feel #INCHARGE.
Of The Moment
A night to remember, Gloria Steinem, Storm Reid, and Tina Brown came out to celebrate the ninth Annual DVF Awards honoring Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Misty Copeland, Ariela Suster, Jaha Dukureh, and Luma Mufleh.
In Her Words
"The time is always right to pound your chest and let them know that you are here."
- Cleo Wade closing the 2018 DVF Awards with her poem, "The Time Has Always Been Now."
What We Love Now
From the brilliant Sally Kohn’s The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity to Tara Westover’s harrowing memoir recounting her journey from a mountain top in Idaho to the Ivy League, Educated, this month offers a sparkling selection of female voices sure to inspire, empower, and entertain.
Here, a comprehensive round-up of our favorites. Read More >