Project Update: Behind the Scenes, Pinterest, & The Summer Issue of You Are REAL

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Dear Friends,

We are so excited to bring you this online magazine, but there is so much more to The You Are Project than just our blog! We’ve decided to start sharing “Project Updates” with you; hopefully, you’ll get to know Catherine and me a little bit better, and you’ll be up-to-date on our latest ventures beyond the blog.

Behind the Scenes at The You Are Project

Have you ever wondered what goes into You Are? Soon, Catherine and I will each be giving you a sneak peek of the creative process behind The You Are Project, as well as some tidbits about our future plans for the project. For now, you can steal a glimpse of what my typical workday is like with this post that I shared on my personal blog.

Click for a behind-the-scenes look at my You Are Project workday

What else have we been up to?

This past weekend, we finally got ourselves on Pinterest! You can follow us for inspiration, decorating tips, beauty ideas, and more. Our You Are Shareables Board is a great way to share our message with your friends!

We’ve also been hard at work making plans for our Summer edition of You Are REAL, which will feature articles written exclusively for the print magazine. This next issue will include a summer party by Candice (who has some serious party planning skills, wouldn’t you agree?), a brand-new You Are Photoshoot, and we’ll begin to delve into some of the deeper topics we’ve been featuring on our website, such as this recent article on porn. We were a little nervous when we decided to take the plunge and start talking about this subject, but we know that there are so many women out there who have been struggling alone. Realizing that you aren’t the only one is the first step toward finding redemption!

Thanks for enjoying and sharing our print magazine!

We are super excited about the response to our first print magazine! We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback, and we’re thankful to everyone who helped spread the word by talking about us on their blogs. You can find us on Lark & Lace, Think Twice Style, I’ll Fly Away and c’est la belle vie.

Sarah of Think Twice Style with her copy of You Are REAL

If you haven’t gotten your hands on a copy of You Are REAL, be sure to order yours today. If you’ve already read and enjoyed our magazine, we’d love to hear from you! You can post your pictures to our Facebook page, email us with your suggestions, or comment on this post to let us know what YOUR favorite article was.


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Lauren D'Alessandro
As the founder of The You Are Project’s print magazine and blog, Lauren is passionate about developing publications that inspire creativity and action. Lauren is the Editor-in-Chief of You Are REAL and the creator and manager of our website. Her dream is to continue using writing and publications as tools for communicating God’s love to the world. Keep up with her latest endeavors at