Note from the Editor-in-Chief
First and foremost, thank you so much for reading this – which means that you have somehow encountered this magazine called CIVILIAN and taken time to flip it through amid your own extremely busy schedule at this time. Thank you.
This is a quick letter from me as the Editor-in-Chief but I wouldn’t want to sound like I managed to put this together on my own at all since that has never been the case. Without those who we feature in this issue, you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Without all the wonderful managers, publicists, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists, location sponsors, catering sponsors, and their assistants who I have been able to work with, CIVILIAN wouldn’t have even existed. Without the inspiring, passionate, hard-working, big-hearted myEPK Media team that I am very proud to be part of, I would’ve been filled with so much doubt and given up on myself halfway through the process. All the editorial assistants and writers, you have no idea how capable you truly are – you have no freaking idea, thank you so much for always uniting with me and trusting me.
My very special thanks go to Al David, Vanessa Ferrelli and JP Martinez, and I would like to close this letter with a quote from my mentor who’s always believed in the power of youth and really fought for world peace in the 20th and 21st centuries: “A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation, and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind.”