Aleteia recently launched For Her, an online magazine for women. Full disclosure, I’ve been regularly contributing articles on a range of topics, such as this one on the dignity of a family and homebirth, this one on how our children have ruined my house, and this one on the necessity of Beauty. I have no idea what view the other editors at Dappled Things have about For Her and only express my own. Although I’m not the target demographic (obviously), I’ve also been a regular reader and am impressed by the high quality of the writing and presentation. The mission statement explains,
Aleteia For Her inspires today’s women to live a happy and beautiful lifestyle through an elevated, digital magazine experience. Our readers are interested in new fashions and trends, but always searching for what is truly enduring and lovely in their lives.
This is exactly the sort of exploration of beauty and culture that Catholic readers deserve, an authentic interaction that doesn’t withdraw but instead chooses to embrace and renew. Who says that secular culture gets to have all the good stuff? A person of faith, far more so than a person without faith, has eyes to see the goodness in all of creation and the underlying beauty that makes life so wonderful. It isn’t frivolous to be interested in a good cup of coffee, what’s going on with the Oscars, hang artwork on the walls of a house, or consider what type of clothing accentuates the dignity of the human body. A truly philosophical way of life is able to see the unity of all things, there is a place for everything, and nothing is too small or unimportant for us to stop for a moment and consider God’s grace.
For Her is another piece of the puzzle, another brick in the wall of the rebuilding of culture. It wears its faith lightly and is all the more winsome for doing so. I encourage everyone to check it out.