In some ways, the axing of Dolly magazine is the end of an era. After all, Dolly has been teaching young women about everything from fashion to how to deal with periods since 1970.
Whether you were a girly-girl or a tomboy, Dolly held a certain appeal to us Gen Xers. Melissa Hugzilla of Hugzilla Blog, remembers Dolly as a sort of teenage Bible that got her through her formative years. Rebecca Bowyer, of Seeing the Lighter Side, was more into surfing magazines but still has vivid memories of the real-life stories. “Magazines,” she says, were the only way to “satisfy voyeuristic urges in the days before reality television!”