17-Year-Old Editor of uStyleu Magazine Uses Fashion as a Vehicle to Bring Real Issues of Teens and Young Adults to the Forefront

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Teen Domestic Violence is a very sad reality. uStyleu Mag addresses this growing trend in its summer issue in a very profound and artistic fashion.

Chloe Graham, 17-year-old editor of uStyleu Magazine, is still at it and she is not letting up! uStyleu is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month and continues to creatively express the concerns and struggles of young America in the magazine. The magazine has matured considerably in a year from 12 to 24 pages, and uses creative fashion spreads as the medium. Although uStyleu plans to feature more serious, sometimes controversial issues that young adults face today, they will continue to feature uplifting spreads that encourages confidence and self-assurance.

“uStyleu is fresh and hip fashion journalism," Graham says, “Born in the mid-1990s, I was at the central point of the World Wide Web frenzy so my generation was exposed to everything at a very young age. uStyleu’s concept of bringing real issues to the forefront is very relative with our readers.”

The anniversary issue features a bold spread entitled “I’m All That” which exposes the realism of teen domestic violence. Graham says, “I met a girl at a teen conference last March who was a senior in high school just like me and was on her way to college on a full academic scholarship. She returned home from the conference and was killed by her abusive boyfriend the next day. These are real issues and where my inspiration for the magazine spreads emerge. We are talking about real life. We want to get your attention.”

uStyleu has received the encouragement of top organizations like Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Top Teens of America and many local schools and organizations in the Chicagoland area.

The magazine features aspiring models, designers, photographers, entertainers and writers who are interested in expanding their portfolios. Funding for the magazine is provided by organizations that sponsor the magazine's fashion journalism spreads, ads from advertisers and on-line sales.

From the ages of 12 to 14, Chloe worked as a celebrity reporter for The Common Ground Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Hip Hop Artist/Actor Common. Chloe has interviewed noted people like poet Nikki Giovanni, entertainers, Will.i.am, Musiq and other well-known entertainers and sport figures. Common advised Chloe not to look at what she does as a hobby, but as an entrepreneur. Chloe ran with Common’s advice and created uStyleu Magazine.

Downloadable and print copies of uStyleu are currently available to purchase at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/399201

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