Editor Karen Miles talks championing diversity on our monthly magazine covers.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on ABC’s Babytalk program about the covers I create here at CHILD Mags. The host Penny Johnston spotted our May 2016 issue with the lovely Olivia on the cover, who had lost her hair through leukaemia treatments, and wanted to chat about why we create such diverse imagery.
Every child should have the opportunity to be a magazine cover kid, if they would like to be one. It’s always been my goal to normalise every shape, size, culture, difference or disability of our children – there is no one size fits all. I believe strongly that the media and the stories we create need to reflect this because you can’t be what you can’t see. And really, isn’t every child to be treasured?