Today we’d like to introduce you to Madison Young.
Hi Madison, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started my blog back in 2018 because I was a sophomore in college who was very overwhelmed with the idea and act of leaving teenage years and finally being a 20-something. I felt very lost and very overstimulated in the social media world so I wanted to create a place where I can kind of document my own journey to becoming myself while also serving as a place for other people my age to get some guidance or just read and understand they are not alone.
I started with opinion pieces and almost like anecdotal posts (one of my top pieces being my 1st – body positivity on Halloween) and I just kept writing and posting whatever I felt like. It was never about followers or reads, it was a place for me to speak my mind while making pretty graphics for Instagram (lol). It just kind of kept gaining attention and while I’m not a huge blog by any means I take pride in knowing I’ve established myself as a place where people can come for reassurance.
While my writing will always be my top priority, this blog as opened so many new doors and really created The Young Editorial as a brand and not just a blog.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been a relatively smooth road in most aspects which I am grateful for. While my activity my fall off sometimes due to real life circumstances my passion for this craft has never wavered, which I think has been very helpful in not having a bumpy ride. It’s been hard to get visibility but that’s not a shocker and also not a big deal as I would be doing this even if not a single person saw it. I plan on expanding into different creative outlets soon so I’m sure the road will get bumpy up ahead but I’m more excited than anything.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a blogger who creates lifestyle content. I don’t particularly specialize in anything, since I write about everything. I think what I am most proud of is also what sets me apart from others. That is my scope of topics. If I experience something or enjoy something that I know others are struggling with or could enjoy as well, I write about it. I’ve gone over body positivity, chronic illness, getting rejected from jobs and the emotional tax of graduating college. I have also covered my favorite candles and collabed with brilliant people to get their voices out. Whatever I write is always inspired and I think that’s what I am most proud of.
Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
I was a very carefree kid but a very emotional teenager. I always wanted something more. I grew up in a small town and that’s fun but I always knew I never wanted to stay. I never wanted to work for anyone else either. I had decent grades but I didn’t work very hard. I was cheer captain and danced competitively for 14 years which I think shaped me a lot. It gave me a sense of community as well as self discipline. It also allowed me to connect on a deeper level with girls my age which in turn allowed me to understand that all of us are in the same boat.
I was also very happy, and still am. I like to look on the positive side of things and I love to find inspiration in the mundane. I love music and movies and nostalgia. I collect vinyls and read a lot of books.
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