Our amazing Editor Karen Miles says a final farewell as she wraps up her time here as Editor of CHILD.
This is my final letter to you, our lovely readers, as I finish up my time here as Editor at CHILD Magazines. It’s been an incredible three years, where I’ve had the profound privilege of working with the best editorial team I’ve ever had the honour to lead, plus some of the most caring people throughout all the teams here at CHILD. My editorial family has felt like a CLEO circa 1970s career highlight. No subject was too taboo, no creative idea too impossible. There were just so many wonderful face-aching laughs, invented possibilities realised and moving moments.
Thank you to the beautiful Nathan and Jaynie at Blacklist Studio for working with me on the upcoming August issue cover art (I can’t wait for you to see what we created!), and to my amazing cover photographer, Sue Stubbs, who, without fail, brought to life my vision for CHILD.
I’ve had a magical time redesigning and rebranding the print magazine and launching childmagsblog.com – mixing the beauty in life with powerful topics we need to talk more about – from abuse, neglect and violence in our families to the vital teacher available to us in our diversity. If I had to choose, my favourite cover I created is undoubtedly the award-winning Bella (May 2015), a beautiful ballerina with Down syndrome.
My fave article is the parody job ad I devised with Jane Caro advertising for an Australian Minister for Women, who may actually even be a woman. This article made it all the way to a mention in Senate Estimates at Parliament House.
My intention was always to champion all children and their grown ups and to showcase the many avenues through which we can improve our lives and the lives of our precious little people. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to play in this space.
Much love to you all, from my family to yours,