The Influences Project:Venus Magazine’s Amy Schroeder

What publication/writer/publisher has most influenced your own writing and publishing efforts?

Amy Schroeder: I realize now that Sassy magazine has been one of my biggest inspirations. It was one of the first magazines I read, and I remember thinking, at age 12 or so, that I wanted to be like one of the Sassy editors — they always seemed like they were having so much fun. I also was inspired by Gloria Steinem. I remember writing about Steinem for an assignment in high school and thinking she was so cool for starting Ms. Magazine.

Read the full interview here.