The founding members of this exciting venture, are collaborating and self funding to produce the premier issue of Goldie Magazine in the spring, whilst multi-tasking juggling lives and commitments as varied as our characters and life-experiences. So we thought you would enjoy recieving an invitation to engage with us on the ride towards publication. This first Goldie newsletter comes to you not from a chic office in town, but from the Editor’s bath (!), where I’m trawling the UK’s glossy magazines for articles that seem relevant and inspiring to the post 40 generation. Very little has surfaced of any relevance, but I suppose that’s a good thing given that our intrepid posse of creatives is actively producing a bespoke Goldie journal to fill the void in the print market. We don’t intend to sensationalise age for the sake of attention, we want to explore the natural progression of our identities developing whilst our perceptions and prejudices mature. Whilst we are endeavouring to promote living the fullest life possible, we are devoting this first issue to breaking the silence around many of the topics surrounding our exploration of this as we grow older.
Our quest to produce a diverse, humorous and inclusive range of features and articles is gathering momentum. One hundred pages of beautiful photography and illustrations accompanying writing on topics from body art to dementia, fresh takes on fashion and beauty, depression and loneliness, feeling invisible to strutting your naked booty loud and proud, and oh sooooo much more…
So the age-quake creators of Goldie Magazine are fast forwarding you past the taster mock-up of our cover page gif to our final page…A metaphor if you like for the inevitable: “The Last Word – Signing Off”…We are inviting YOU, dear readers to send us your own ideal obituaries or last words. Lets be honest – defiant humour can often get us through the darker moments in our lives. My own example (as I was disappearing into the darkness with anaphylactic shock a few years ago) was nothing more profound than a one word expletive: “fuck”!!! 91 year old Jean Oddi of Columbus Ohio, known locally as ’the queen of sass’ had time to put it better: “I hate to admit it, but evidently I died”.
We will publish some of your replies and comments on our website. There are no taboos at Goldie, so do please get those creative juices flowing, and feel free to start those letters to the Editor coming in on any subject you choose. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be increasing activity online to follow and watch out for on our website: www.goldiemagazine.co.uk, where you can subscribe to these newsletters and email us.
Also Facebook: Goldie Magazine, Instagram: Goldiemagazineuk and twitter, where I imagine we will soon begin to see famous “last tweets’ to add to our Signing Off page!
Goldie wishes all it’s followers and contributors a healthy, happy and adventure filled2018.