Our Brave Together digital issue is here!

Be inspired by the power of honest conversations

Editor / October 12 2022

When we think about bravery, we often think of people running into burning buildings to save others or putting themselves at risk for the greater good. But the truth is there are many ways to be brave. And having uncomfortable conversations, seeking help, or being there emotionally for others also takes a huge amount of courage.

Speaking out about mental health is never easy. There’s still a lot of stigma surrounding anxiety and depression, and it’s something our cover stars AJ Clementine, Brooke Blurton and Dominic Porras are looking to change.

By opening up about their own experiences, the ambassadors of Maybelline’s Brave Together campaign are helping to normalise something so many of us experience. And it’s this honest and open dialogue that can make us feel less alone and brave enough to seek assistance.

Even celebrities struggle with mental health, and anxiety can come in many forms and stem from so many things. In this issue, we discuss how to help a friend who’s struggling, dive into the emotion and shame surrounding our bedroom lives, and discover how a good hair day can impact our happiness.

Beauty and the brain are so intertwined, and it’s time to talk about it. Because there’s nothing more detrimental to our wellbeing than silence.

Explore our digital issue here and join the conversation.

Samantha McMeekin was BEAUTYcrew's Editor from January 2020 to June 2023. She has worked as a journalist in the beauty and lifestyle industry for over 10 years. In 2019, she was nominated for Best Digital Writer at the BSME Awards for her work on GLAMOUR UK. If you ever meet her in person, she'll probably try to guess which fragrance you're wearing (she's got a humble 60% strike rate).