Tuesday May 26, 2020

‘The world is tough, but you are tougher. I believe that human beings are not fragile’

Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Farrah Storr tells Elaine Prendeville why emotional discomfort is the price we pay for a rewarding life, and says the storm surrounding her latest cover story just goes to prove her point

30th September, 2018
Farrah Storr: ‘I see myself as having facilitated an important conversation that clearly needed to happen’

‘We are a fat, and ever fattening country, and here are you, as the editor of a women’s magazine, saying that it’s fine to be 300 pounds. I don’t get that.”

It’s 7.28am, in early September, and Piers Morgan is in gavel-pounding mood at the Good Morning Britain studios. The strapline on screen reads: ‘Plus-size Cover Star Controversy’ and the target of Morgan’s ire is Cosmopolitan magazine editor-in-chief...

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