Words from the Creator

Dear BE Mag Readers,

Creating this magazine was never in my plan, but usually things don’t go as planned. As a young girl, one of the many people I imagined becoming was a writer. I now study neuroscience, but I never let go of the idea that I might be able to say things in a way that no one else could. I realize now that nothing is truer, for me or for anyone else. We all have the ability to express opinions in our own way based on our unique experiences, values, and passions. That’s the beauty of individuality; Everyone has a distinct perception and they all have equal value. This is the platform for BE.

I hope that while reading, you’re able to find something that you can relate to, learn, and about which you feel passionate. We want you to share your experiences with us, because no one else can contribute what you can. Your voice matters!

The media often projects only one image of “beauty” that is unrealistic for the vast majority of women. Rather than conforming to these volatile standards, we have to embrace what makes us different and recognize it as authentic and beautiful. Our rarities should be sources of celebration, rather than letting them be stifled.

My goal for BE is to represent real women, inside and out, and create a source that inspires you to be…you.

Thanks for reading; I can’t wait to see what will BE.

Samantha Sabihi, Founder of BE Magazine