OTI Online
Winter 1994

You Saw it Here First


On the Issues published this powerful image by artist and breast-cancer survivor Matuschka on the cover of our Winter 1992 issue. Reader response was so positive that we used that cover in subscription sales efforts. Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we were pleased when The New York Times Magazine later ran the same image. But it was disturbing to read that the editors of Working Woman magazine, who had planned to run the same cover this fall, were forced to pull it at the last minute because publishing execs were afraid it would be a "downer." Yes, breast cancer is a downer. But celebrating the body beautiful after a mastectomy is not!


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