Copyright 2012 Laura Landau
Marcelle Soviero, editor-in-chief of Brain, Child Magazine: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, will speak at the Wilton Woman’s Club meeting on today at 10:15 a.m. The event will be held at Wilton’s Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road.
Soviero will be leading a discussion about teenage issues. The meeting is open to the public and there is no admission fee.
Sensing the need for advice among parents of teenagers, Soviero created a special Brain, Child issue about teenagers, which tackled the role and influence of social media, increasing ADHD drug use among this age group, and the value of a gap year. “Our teen issue was carefully tailored to a target audience and seems to have struck a chord,” said Soviero. Due to that edition’s popularity, Soviero decided to launch an additional magazine, Brain, Teen, available in Winter, 2014 on newsstands and mobile devices, including Apple’s iPad. A mother of five children aged 11-17, Soviero realizes the importance of good resources to help navigate the tween and teen years.
These types of parenting issues especially resonate with a group of mothers of teen daughters who recently joined the Wilton Woman’s Club to take part in public service. This subgroup, called the Junior Leadership Program, has already completed various community outreach projects, including assembling and delivering holiday meals to the homebound in Wilton.
A Wilton resident and owner of Erielle Media, Soviero has been a devoted reader of Brain, Child since her children were young. She purchased the publication in 2012 when it was closed by the prior editorial team. Determined to have the magazine live up to its hard-earned reputation as the leading literary magazine for mothers, Brain, Child brings together the many voices of women from different backgrounds and circumstances in a way that provides readers with insight and perspective into today’s issues.
While the magazine’s subtitle takes a serious tone, Soviero and her staff (comprised of mothers), have a mission to publish a magazine that is “down to earth, literary, commonsensical, funny, poignant, honest, respectful, irreverent, relevant, and intelligent” on topics of interest to mothers and parents at large. Brain, Child’s format features essays, fiction, cartoons, and poetry, as well as debate, book reviews, and news. Subjects run the gamut from weathering divorce or infertility, to raising toddlers to teens, and the voices are diverse.
The Wilton Woman’s Club is a volunteer organization for women of varied ages and backgrounds and welcomes anyone interested to attend meetings. For more information on the club and membership, visit the website www.wiltonwomansclub.org.