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Jane Pratt

Editor-In-Chief, xoJANE.COM

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In this MAKERS interview, Jane Pratt talks about being the founding editor of the groundbreaking "Sassy" magazine at age 24, the backlash that led to its demise, and how through the media she's created since, she can provide a platform for women's voices.
Over the last 25 years, Jane Pratt has given an authentic voice to women through media. She is the founding editor of "Sassy", "Jane", current editor-in-chief of xoJane.com, and current host of Sirius XM Radio talk show "Jane Radio".   At only 24-years-old, Pratt became a founding editor of the groundbreaking "Sassy" magazine. The teen publication was the first of its kind not to shy away from topics that teenagers actually wanted to talk about - namely sex, drugs and rock n' roll. Although short-lived, "Sassy" has had a major impact on the way the media interacts with women and girls today.   Like "Sassy" and "Jane" before it, xoJane.com is written by mostly women with strong voices, identities and opinions where "women go to be their unabashed selves, and where their unabashed selves are applauded - regardless of age, size, ability, location, occupation, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, relationship status, sexual preferences or lifestyle choices."

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