Letter from the Editor
By Thao Nguyen
When Vanessa, Elizabeth, and I started Polarity two years ago, we had high hopes. We really wanted to create a magazine that would make a huge difference. And it certainly did that for me.
Polarity forced me to address some of my deepest fears and insecurities. It helped me to see things from different points of view. Whether I was writing a silly article about going braless, or writing a deeply personal reflection about my parents, I was able to use Polarity to share my voice. I was blown away by the feedback and support I got from loved ones and strangers alike. It was validating in ways I never thought possible.
In the last two years, Polarity has gone through a lot of iterations, but despite all of the changes, one thing stayed constant - the authenticity. We never strayed from creating and sharing content that was real and raw. We had the opportunity to share so many of our personal stories and to hear about the experiences of our writers and readers. Sadly though, this has become harder and harder. We’ve been struggling for quite some time to create content that was useful and genuine. For me, it became a chore. I was writing about things in a very superficial manner and I rarely really cared about what I was writing. It felt wrong and it felt dirty.
So the three of us decided that it wasn’t fair to our readers or to us to continue on. We decided that keeping Polarity alive, but losing its authenticity and passion wasn’t worth it. Polarity is much more than a website, and to continue it as we have been for the last few weeks just to have something there goes against everything we stand for.
So this is goodbye.
Polarity will officially come to an end in May 2019. Thank you so much for all of the love and support these past two years. It truly has changed my life.