In Issue 10, we are delving into the topic of body image + positivity and exploring what it means to wholeheartedly love who you are. Our goal is not to merely scratch the surface of this important discussion, but to uncover the root cause of our distorted view of beauty. This issue is packed full of meaningful profiles, profound articles, and vulnerable imagery.
As women, we believe it is essential we support and love one another, no matter our shape, size, sexual orientation, skin colour, or physical impediment. Through this issue, we hope to deconstruct the value of beauty and demonstrate that our true worth goes far beyond our exterior shell.
The theme for this issue is Live Colourfully, and more specifically, living your best life. The idea was to touch on some common areas that many people consider to be things that bring that extra touch of joy to life.
In this issue, we have chosen to share, inspire, and teach about topics that we feel will help to create a beautifully colourful life, literally, and experientially. We hope that you will find something that speaks to you, or even just be inspired to learn something new, either way, we hope you enjoy.
Digital Download: Dote Magazine - Sustainable Living
Sustainable living is a big topic for us – for the first time in the life of Dote, we ditched our typical outline and dove in fully to the theme. With so many avenues to investigate within sustainable living, we chose to focus on “zero-waste” and the physical impact we are having on the planet. As that physical impact began to weigh on my heart, I decided to forego printing this issue and to instead send it out into the world digitally.
On top of this being a non-print issue, we are so excited to be partnering with Tree Era and have planted a tree to honour this special edition. Tree Era will also plant an additional 99 trees for the first 99 downloads of the issue – that’s a huge impact in our national forests and something that we are really proud of.
Near the back of the magazine there is a workbook with a goal planning worksheet and all sorts of other helpful things to get you started – and, as always, we want to hear from you. How are you reducing your waste and, in turn, your footprint.
Dote Weddings Volume 3 (2019). Our third wedding volume, with Paperdoll the Brand as guest editors, features 4 real weddings, stationery inspiration made by Canadian designers, marriage advice from the Dote community, a look at different types of veils, a new kind of boudoir, mens grooming, and wedding Doteables.
Check out our free Real Weddings Digital Special here.