Our October Issue Has Arrived Feat. Naomi Osaka - Women's Health

Our October Issue Has Arrived Feat. Naomi Osaka

Read Lizza Gebilagin's first Editor's letter. - by Lizza Gebilagin

by | Sep 6, 2021

And just like that spring has arrived, and with it comes the cover of our October issue, featuring none other than the incredible Naomi Osaka. Inside you’ll find ways to level-up your nutrition game, toxin-free skincare essentials, everything to do with coregasms (yes, you read that right!), and so much more!⁠ Below, read Lizza Gebilagin’s first-ever Editor’s Letter – and don’t forget to pick up a copy. On sale Now!

“For a long time, I had a really skewed idea of what it meant to be strong. Whenever my life was hit with a metaphorical shit storm, I assumed the best approach was to bury any uncomfortable feelings as deep as possible and keep pushing on through.  

It wasn’t until I decided to take on my fears, doing one thing that scared me every day for a year, that I realised real strength came from having the courage to be vulnerable. Whether it meant sitting with those feelings we’d rather run away from, speaking your truth or having tough conversations − it was these moments that required the most amount of grit.

Now imagine doing that on a world stage? Well, that’s strength multiplied by infinity, the kind shown by our cover star, Naomi Osaka. The way that she is unashamedly prioritising her mental health, even with all the commitments (and intense criticisms) that come with being one of the best tennis players in the world, is inspiring. Naomi doesn’t give many media interviews, so we’re honoured that she’s chosen Women’s Health to tell her story. 

The whole October issue is a shout-out to strong women. There are the physically strong, like the Aussie CrossFitters who competed at the recent Games (check out The Fittest Women on Earth feature inside the issue . There are the emotionally strong, the women who are speaking up about important issues, like inclusive beauty and LGBTIQ+ healthcare (flip over to Conversations I Wish We’d Have).

And then there’s you, our brilliant WH community. If any of you have been feeling the brunt of lockdowns or the heaviness of everything that’s going on in the world (because, it’s a lot), then don’t forget to pick up a copy to read our Show Yourself Some Love feature. We all need a bit of that right now.”

Women's Health October 2021 issue.
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