For women navigating midlife, the weight of our worlds can be overwhelming. Between kids getting older and sassier (or moving out), parents getting older and needing us more, menopause, gray hair, and ageism layered atop the sexism we’ve always dealt with, it’s a lot.
Midlife is a time when our experience and skills are peaking, but the world starts to ignore us, and our bodies feel like they’re turning against us. And no one seems to want to talk about it.
So many of our friends have asked: Where are the style stories for women over 40? Where can I read about other women’s experiences with menopause? How do I apply eye makeup with all this crinkly skin?
You’ll find all that and lots more here at Suggest. The site completed a top-to-bottom overhaul in September of 2022 to focus specifically on serving and celebrating midlife women. We hope we’ve created the lifestyle magazine for midlife women you’ve been looking for.
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Suggest content follows a strict internal code of editorial guidelines that puts our reader first, does not deceive her, and does not waste her time. Our stories use only primary and secondary sources whenever possible, with proper attribution. We acknowledge and correct our errors. We’re in the process of building an Expert Review Board of experienced professionals to review articles covering consequential topics, especially regarding physical health, mental health, and finance-related advice. (Interested in being considered? Please contact us.)
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Our Editorial Team
Laura Hohenstein, VP of Operations
Laura joined the Quillt team in 2015 and has held leadership positions in content marketing, affiliate commerce, and most recently overseeing the growth of Suggest. With an eye for analytics and a pulse on the ever-changing online landscape, she has a passion for pioneering new content strategies. Forever fascinated with all things digital, in her free time she loves streaming cooking videos, listening to true crime podcasts, and adding to her never-ending “to watch” list.
Hugh Scott, Entertainment Managing Editor
Hugh has put an obsession for ‘80s and ‘90s pop culture to work writing for many publications over the last two decades, including CinemaBlend and Jambands.com. Prior to those, he published a local music magazine in St. Louis called Eleven, covering the local and national music scene. When he’s not working, he’s usually attending concerts, watching concerts on TV, or thinking about his next concert.
Kristen Philipkoski, Lifestyle Managing Editor
With 20 years of experience as an editor and writer, Kristen’s work has appeared in Vogue Business, Forbes, and Refinery29, and she’s held editor roles at Wired, Vox, and Gizmodo. Passionate about creating content for Gen X women and finding stylish kaftans, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter.
Griffin Matis, Senior Entertainment Editor
With years of copyediting and writing for both print and digital publications about everything from farmers to probiotics to hair curlers under his belt, Griffin is dedicated to the details behind every story. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, he joined Suggest three years ago. Outside of that, he can generally be found enjoying video games on a variety of nerd boxes.
Emily Hare, Entertainment Editor
Emily has worked with words since her college days as a writing tutor, and loves interacting with engaging content that makes a difference—even if just for one reader! When she’s not obsessing over comma placement and misplaced modifiers, Emily can be found reading (surprise!), playing cozy video games, or cooking up a new dinner recipe. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her fiancé and their feline friends.
Brooke Robinson, Lifestyle Editor
A woman of varied interests, Brooke enjoys weightlifting just as much as finding a new favorite perfume or lipstick. She is also a theatre, cinema, and literature enthusiast with a penchant for curry. Brooke has a journalism degree from Ohio University, and her preferred editing method involves listening to film scores and cuddling her dog, Pippa.
Melanie Davis-McAfee, Lifestyle Staff Writer
Melanie’s penchant for wordsmithing, stargazing, and thrifting has culminated in her role as a lifestyle and Zodiac specialist for Suggest. When she’s not scouting the best deals or studying the stars, Melanie is working on-air at her local NPR station and performing original folk-jazz music around the Midsouth area.
Carolyn Mitchell, SEO Content Specialist
Carolyn has worked as an SEO content writer and editor since 2019. Her experience in obtaining her M.A. and PhD in Irish history and politics helped honed her research, writing, and analytical skills needed for crafting informative but entertaining content. When she’s not doing deep dives into celebrity lives and relationships, she loves cuddling her kitty and hiking with her husband and puppy.
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