With a new year and our 10th anniversary upon us and the virus still raging, we at WAG thought, “Why not go all in and revamp the magazine?” It made perfect sense, for if there ever was a year for a refresh, it’s 2021.
Laid off from IBM at age 57, Marjorie Madfis couldn’t find the job she wanted. So she created it instead as founding executive director of Yes She Can, a nonprofit that seeks to empower young autistic women while rehabilitating secondhand American Girl dolls for purchase.
Kathleen Gilje recreates masterpieces by recasting their female subjects in a heroic, activist light; drawing attention to their circumstances; and reclaiming the female body for themselves, herself and her female viewers.
What’s next for the Roger Sherman Inn? If we learned anything from 2020, it is that the future is impossible to forecast. But smart money will say that the celebrated establishment will change with the times and still be in the spotlight for years to come.