We’ve lost another icon. Helen Gurley Brown has passed according to breaking news from The New York Times.
An iconic woman who stood up for what she believed and put her money where her mouth was, never standing down—but doing so in the classiest of ways.
From her ‘before it’s time’ novel, Sex and the Single Girl’ in 1962 to her long career as Editor in Chief at Cosmopolitan Magazine, Mrs. Brown stood tall and spoke strongly about Women’s Sexual Rights and Choices.
According to reports, even at age 90, the widowed Mrs. Brown remained Head International Editor for most, if not all, the Cosmopolitan editions up until today, the day of her death.
That was one hell of a run Mrs. Brown.
What a life she lived and stories she could have told. Maybe did, as she does have an autobiography available at bookstores. But I’d have loved to have been privy to some of her private memories of the eras she saw come and go.
Regardless of whether you knew of her or not, her name will continue on as a woman ahead of her time.
Condolences to the Brown family on their loss.