In the spirit of this issue, we felt that whatever we chose needed to be by women, about women, and for women. This photo of the @aksalmonsisters, taken by the insanely talented @dawnheumann during her assignment to document their upbringing in remote Alaska, feels like the perfect representation of the themes we’re exploring in this one. It was the very first image we selected, and while we certainly considered others throughout the process, our initial instinct proved true.
Under the leadership of our team of female editors, this issue has really been something special to work on. It’s chock full of courageous, inspiring and challenging stories from women all over the world, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.