We had a blast in Malibu with Kathy Eldon and her daughter, Amy Eldon Turteltaub.

Both are the founders of Creative Visions, a global foundation that supports creative activists using the media and the arts for social impact. They share about their latest venture, “Journey,” a feature film about the life of their son and brother, Dan, in our spring issue. Below we’re inviting you on set for a glimpse into how our day with them came together.

There are times in life when things seem to align just right and something beautiful happens. This is how we feel about our latest issue — it’s one of our absolute favorites and we can’t wait to get it in your hands!

We’ve been fired up at Darling lately about the amount of women rising up in the world to create real change, which reflects the theme of this issue: Fierceness. Spring is the exact time of year to truly wake up, to realize our power, to be assertive, to let the sails go full force. In these pages you’ll find inspiring interviews, bright and bold photography (our cover and cover story was shot in Milan, Italy!) and deep essays that will really challenge your status quo.

Excerpt from Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Dubbeldam’s, Letter from the Editor:

 There are too many things in the world that need the touch of women — those that only our psyche can solve, that only her touch can heal, that only her intuition can decipher … may we open our eyes wider, not letting ourselves nod off to sleep, because honestly, we all must keep one another awake to the full if we are going to really leave impressions in the ground where we’ve walked.

Also, you’ll notice a new change in this issue—advertisements! Don’t freak out, we aren’t becoming a glossy mag [smile]. This was a congruent choice with the message of being fierce. Darling has a lot of work to do in this world, and in order to grow, to spread our message more, to do more good, we’ve realized we need to partner with other brands. We promise, they will always be pretty and things you’ll like, because we like them!

Want to see more of what’s inside Issue No. 15?