Gabriella Hoffman

Every woman is unique with her own signature qualities. Femininity is an eternal trait we should proudly flaunt. It allows us to be nurturing, considerate of others, and appreciative of the opposite sex. The fairer sex should not shy away from being different. What is wrong with being feminine, let alone having the freedom to choose one’s own destiny? Should women be motivated by malice towards “patriarchy”? No! Women should be afforded the choice to pursue a career, get married, bear children -- any path that leads to a fulfilling life.

Today, women are told to champion “reproductive rights,” be sexually liberated, and subscribe to groupthink. Mainstream women’s groups preach the gospel of choice but ostracize women who choose to reject big government and victimhood.

Alternatively, Freedom Feminism by Christina Hoff Sommers brilliantly communicates the importance of female pursuit of happiness absent in the mainstream women’s movement. It says “women are free to employ their equal status to pursue happiness in their own distinctive ways, and it holds the key to a feminist renaissance.” Like “freedom feminism,” Verily encourages women to pursue happiness in their own right.

More women are seeking alternative outlets like Verily Magazine to feel inspired and empowered. Why pay for a magazine that leaves one feeling hopeless or insignificant? Don’t -- divorce yourself from the status quo and embrace this alternative.

With its beautiful design, eye-catching cover, and refreshing content, Verily Magazine is an essential must-have for all women. I look forward to reading Verily and hope other women join me in doing so.

Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman works at Morton Blackwell's Leadership Institute as the Northeast Regional Field Coordinator.