Debbie's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    United States 2008

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    New York, NY

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 5

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 5

DEBBIE STOLLER

Editor
Bust Magazine

“If you find something that is really your passion, it'll just keep coming up in your head even when you're doing other things.”

INTERESTS:

Journalism Writing

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Dedication Education Experience Hard Work Individualism Inspiration Money & Financial Security Passion Values

TAGS:

grad school, influence, learning, limited, media, mtv, Nickelodeon, odd jobs, off time, woman's studies, women's movement

BIOGRAPHY:

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.

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