Clover newsletter editors don't talk down to teen girls

How to flirt, what to wear and who to crush on. The founders of the feminist Clover newsletter think teenage girls deserve better.
How to be a better flirt, who to idolize, and how to stay on trend. The editors of Clover newsletter think teenage girls deserve better. (Clover)

There's no shortage of magazines telling girls how to flirt, what to wear and who to crush on.Β But the editors of Clover newsletter thinkΒ teenage girls deserve betterΒ β€” and they should know.

Casey Lewis, former senior online editor at Teen Vogue, andΒ LizaΒ Darwin, onceΒ senior editor at Nylon,Β got tired of the fluff routinely served up to girls.Β So the pair quit their jobsΒ to launchΒ Clover, aΒ feminist newsletter that filters for substance and relevance to young women.

Today they join Shad to discuss their project, its underpinnings, and the growing community of girls looking forΒ an antidote to clickbait culture.Β 

"The internet has an 'emptiness' that's especially harmful for teenage girls," says Lewis. "We thought, there's gotΒ to be a better way."Β 

WEB EXTRA | Want to read some of Clover's newsletters? Sign up here or browse their full catalogue, thus far, below.Β Β 

02/19/2016Β πŸ“Ί Your Weekend in Two Words: Tracy Flick πŸ™‹
02/18/2016Β  πŸ‘ How Social Media Sways Your Opinion πŸ‘Ž
02/17/2016Β πŸ‘— How to Break into Fashion πŸ‘›
02/16/2016Β Meet Your New Fave Feminist Icon (Not Who You Think) πŸ‘‘
02/15/2016Β πŸ‘΄ On Trump, Scalia, and Other Powerful White Men in Politics
02/12/2016Β  ❀️ Why Being Single Is Secretly the Best πŸ’”
02/11/2016Β Judy Blume Books That'll Change Your Life All Over Again πŸ“š
02/10/2016 Who Let the Underdogs Out? 🐢
02/09/2016Β πŸ™†Why You Should Always Embrace Your Inner Weirdo πŸ’
02/08/2016Β πŸ‘‘ Queen Bey Is the Real MVP 🏈
02/05/2016Β One Teen Explains How She Found Feminism πŸ’•
02/04/2016Β Science Explains Why Dudes Are So Annoying πŸ’
02/03/2016Β πŸ‘  Why It's OK to Quit Your Dream Job πŸ’°
02/02/2016 Zika and Trump Are Equally Untouchable 🚫
02/01/2016 🌟🌟 Happy Clover Launch Day!  🌟🌟


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