About Mean Magazine

Photo by Megan Bayley

Journalist Kristen Philipkoski created Mean Magazine to serve women who are diving into the second half of their lives with ambition, enthusiasm, and style. We see you, even though most media don’t seem to.

Middle age doesn’t mean fading into the background. You might have grandkids, kids in college, babies, or no children and all. Whatever your personal story, you’re probably going through some major transitions—menopause, empty nest, gray hair, losing parents—and we’re here for it all.

We hope to inspire, delight, and commiserate with storytelling, interviews, and articles about fashion, personal style, interior style, health and beauty. We are feminists, we’re progressive, and we believe in science. It’s always kaftan season around here.

We also have a podcast!

We accept submissions, too. Please get in touch if you’d like to be interviewed for the podcast or if you’d like to contribute to the magazine.