Debbie's Open Road
United States 2008
New York, NY
Public Television: Season 5
grad school, influence, learning, limited, media, mtv, Nickelodeon, odd jobs, off time, woman's studies, women's movement
Following grad school, the passionate Debbie Stoller worked as a typer for MTV Networks and then Nickelodeon. All the while, she questioned what she was doing, what she was supposed to be doing and also questioned herself. She ached to make a difference in this world. One morning, inspired by Sassy magazine, Debbie had the idea to start a similar publication—a magazine celebrating the cool things about women. In 1993, without any previous publishing experience, Debbie founded Bust. Keeping her full-time job, she spent the nights and weekends of the next seven years building the magazine. Today, this successful magazine has a readership of over 300,000.