July 3, 2011

Dear Readers,

After four successful years "in print" on the web, Della Donna: a webzine for women is coming to a close. It has been nothing less than a life-changing experience for me, as founder and sole managing editor, to watch the magazine grow and impact women around the globe. I've said this from the beginning and I say it again: None of this would have been possible without YOU - the women out there who have poured their hearts and souls into their work, and who have kindly shared it with the rest of us not for financial compensation, but for the celebration of the female experience and the telling of our stories, so long neglected throughout history. Silence has ruled us for centuries, but now our words break forth, unstoppable as the wildest river current and made more powerful with each contribution, however small.

Della Donna has led me to new insights, new friends and new opportunities, and though it represented my first venture into a serious discussion of and meditation on women's issues, it will not be my last. Thank you for the support, the love, the laughter, the warm words and the memories. On to new ways of expression for ourselves and our sisters around the world.

With love,
April D. Boland