East Wing Magazine is the first journalistic-driven publication dedicated to covering presidential first ladies present and past. First ladies fulfill a “role”, as it’s often described. But “role” (defined as “the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation”) falls short of the catalog of work carried out by America’s first ladies. The inaugural first lady, Martha Washington served alongside the nation’s first U.S. president, George Washington (1789 to 1797). And that was before first lady evolved into an unofficial title.
Then, she was referred to as “Lady Washington”. Bet you didn’t know that!
East Wing Magazine, as the title suggests, dives into the actions, initiatives, causes and, ultimately, the legacies of first ladies whose work in and out of the White House has impacted society. Readers aren’t confined to museums or lucky to catch a one-off, under reported first lady story in the news to learn about how these iconic women have helped shape the country.
Every week, East Wing Magazine features reported stories, news updates, historic reflections, announcements, surprising little-known tidbits and more – in one place.
Recently, in a response to being named an honorary chair alongside all the living first ladies for the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation, first lady Dr. Jill Biden said:
“We have never been silent—but women have often been silenced, their stories too frequently untold.”
I couldn’t agree more, which is why East Wing Magazine will be telling more of their stories.
Join me, Founder and Editor Jennifer Taylor, on an intriguing discovery of our first ladies and how they’ve touched our lives.
Jennifer Taylor, Founder and Editor
Erin Donaghue, Editor-at-Large
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