Cindi Leive is the Editor-in-Chief of Glamour magazine and glamour.com, which together reach more than 17 million readers each month. Under her stewardship, the magazine has received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, honoring print and digital excellence...
A lot of ambitious women have a plan for how life will go: work hard, lean in, meet soulmate, have kids, be happy. But as Mike Tyson put it, "Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the face." Five years ago Anne-Marie Slaughter got hit.
On Saturday night, I â€” along with a group of friends â€” threw a fundraiser for The Trevor Project, an organization that helps LGBTQ youth in crisis situations. It was a big, loud, rowdy Brooklyn crowd â€” but when our co-host Tim Gunn grabbed the mic and started talking, you could hear a pin drop.
“I was a very unhappy kid…but that unhappiness spiraled downward to the point where I made a very serious suicide attempt. I was 14…actually, I think this is the first night I’ve come clean about how young I was. I usually say I was 17 or 18, because I don’t want young people to start thinking, “Oh, I need to be absorbed in this horrible darkness at this young age.” No, you should not be!