I just discovered that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the magazine Sassy. I wrote last week how one of my favorite pieces of press was in Sassy magazine. Sassy came out in the pre-internet era and was revolutionary in the fact that it was a teen magazine that didn’t pull any punches or was condescending at all to its audience. Here’s some sample headlines from covers I found online: Do You Need Armpit Hair To Be A Feminsit?; Drug Alert: New Date Rape Danger; My Parents Put Me In A Mental Ward and last but not least: Three Suicide Stories You Won’t Forget.
You didn’t find stories like this in Seventeen magazine and the girls of the ‘90’s loved this magazine. I loved this magazine for the courage it took to do what they did and below are a half a dozen links celebrating all things Sassy magazine! And then the limited MBIP Coming Attractions for next week!
16 Things We Loved About Sassy Magazine, in Honor of Its First Issue 30 Years Ago - An anniversary list of cool things that were featured in Sassy, of course my favorite is number five!
Sassy Magazine LIVES - This tumblr site has some great scans of Sassy pages from the past.
To Girls, 'Sassy' Meant Something More - A piece from NPR with an excerpt from the book, “How Sassy Changed My Life.”
Remembering Sassy Magazine's life advice for teen girls - Theresa DeLucci remembers her letter to Sassy’s “Dear Boy” column that got published and the answer she got from the Beastie Boys Mike D.
Eat This. Sassy Magazine Said So. - A collection of the last page of Sassy magazine which featured recipes and fun photos.
Jane Pratt: Editor-In-Chief, XoJANE.COM - Sassy’s founding editor discusses her life, Sassy and what happened when Sassy folded.
Well, I’ve got three days to go before I have to have my medical procedure done, so there’s going to be two more Broken Heart Diaries and then a post before I head off to the hospital. Then I’m going to have at least five days off of the internet and phone. And then I’ll be back in the saddle again!