Hi eva! so i've stalked you everywhere Instagram, Twitter and Here trying to get a glimpse into what you're doing next. I know you have moved part time to LA (Congratulations) and are doing a whole bunch of articles for other magazines. I also saw something about a new website (AMEN!!) I just wanted to ask what you are doing now and how has your career changed after Teen Vogue?
evachen212 said:

aw, thank you for social-media-stalking me. I appreciate your support (and to all the other hundreds of thousands—how did that happen—of followers out there). well, David Bowie once said, “I DON’T KNOW WHERE I’M GOING, BUT I PROMISE YOU IT WON’T BE BORING.” that’s become my motto. I left Teen Vogue full-time last October (still writing for them, of course. check out their March issue!). I loved my seven years there, Amy Astley taught me so much about how to be an editor and just a good person overall. really, though, there’s no dramatic story: I just knew that I wanted to learn new things (digital! e-commerce! product design!), write for new places (Vogue! Elle! Wall Street Journal! Vogue China!), and see as much of the world as possible, so that I could feel my brain expand and learn new things again. I know a lot of people were, like, “oh my goodness, why would you leave a wonderful, stable job to be freelance?” (um, my mother said that. except swap in “oh my goodness” with “what is wrong with you”, haha). this is why—and this is advice for all you lovely ladies and gents reading out there: the purpose of life isn’t to be stable, safe. you owe it to yourself to live life to the fullest and to maximize every single opportunity you are blessed with. xx

  1. ceibablossom said: That’s the best advice ever! You owe it to yourself to live your life to the fullest! Thank you Eva!
  2. gyoon said: Eva, you are such an inspiration to so many young woman oxox
  3. ra-luk said: so happy about your new plans!! I admire your bold decisions! good luck with every new project that you have in mind!!