From the Editor | April 2011
I would like to be the first to thank you for being one of the first readers of the online version of PYNKlipstick Magazine. I am excited to finally see it flourish and become a reality after several years of it only being a wishful thought. The idea of PYNKlipstick was conceived almost 3 years ago, as a direct result of the economic and housing crash of 2008. It was also right around the time that educators, such as myself, became the scapegoat for politicians who pushed agendas that made teachers the enemies in eyes of parents who sent their children to public schools.
Three years have since passed, the economy has yet to make a dramatic improvement, the housing market has failed to bounce back, and educators around the nation are still public enemy number one thanks to the film “Waiting for Superman.” Yet, PYNKlipstick has made its debut.
It is working in the field of education that inspired me to create PYNKlipstick magazine and the PYNKambassadors group. As a secondary educator for the past 8 years, I have had the opportunity to witness tomorrow’s generation of leaders up close and personal. Some are inspirational and triumphant while others lack the desire and want for knowledge, self-respect, and self-improvement. Sadly, the upcoming generation of women seems grim. But all is not lost, with a little redirection in the this world of Facebook and Twitter, “millennials” particularly females, can redeem themselves by educating themselves with issues that matter by learning from other women whose personal life stories and contributions to society can impact all women including those of the future. These stories are the backbone to PYNKlipstick.
I like to consider PYNKlipstick a work in progress and something that my writers and I are passionate about. PYNKlipstick magazine is a publication for all women, put together by women. I have 6 amazing women making their PYNKlipstick debut and I am extremely excited to share their stories and adventures with you in our first issue titled Destinations…Oh The Places You’ll Go!
I thank you for being a part of PYNKlipstick and I look forward to our growth in the future and I hope you continue to join us on this spectacular journey.
Denise N. Hernandez | Editor in Chief