Port Magazine’s recent cover, featuring all male magazine editors, prompted journalists to ask an obvious question: Where are all the female editors?
Wanting to show there are plenty of them, Amy Wallace created the hashtag #WomenEdsWeLove. It was a small step that led to a lot of recognition. Soon after Wallace created it, others began including it in tweets to highlight female editors and the good work they do.
“Clearly, many women -- and some men, too -- were feeling what we were feeling and were glad for an outlet for those frustrations. I was tweeting, and then retweeting, as fast as I could,” Wallace, a part-time editor at large for Los Angeles magazine and a correspondent for GQ, said via email. “People nominated editors all over the world, and not just in magazines, which was the focus I'd kicked off, but newspapers, websites, everything that gets edited. Apparently, there are women editors at all of them. At one point, #WomenEdsWeLove was even trending, whatever that means.”