They may be called the “forgotten generation,” but Generation X, those born between 1966 and 1980, are the trailblazers of our time, according to guest Margit Detweiler, founder of TueNight.com — a Webby-honored storytelling platform, live event series and community for grown-ass, Gen-X women aka those of us who are, in fact, “just getting started.” Farnoosh and Margit discuss Gen X’s superpowers, the legacy they’ll leave the next generation and what would you do with your career if the Internet crashed?
More about TueNight: Its weekly newsletter, the TueDo List, was just a Webby honoree in 2021 and named one of the top women-led newsletters by Forbes. Their storytelling lineup is consistently great and has included luminaries such as What Not To Wear’s Stacy London, NY Attorney General Tish James, novelist Amy Sohn, musician Jill Sobule, author Ada Calhoun and many others. In April of this year Margit launched TueNighters a private, subscription-based community with events and workshops tailor-made for Gen-X women.
More about Margit: She also runs Gyrate Media, a boutique content strategy firm that works with brands like Verizon, AARP, P&G, Brandless, J&J, Citi and many others. Previously, she was the editorial director for RealSimple.com and Aol Health, executive editor at EverydayHealth.com and managing editor and music editor of the Philadelphia City Paper. She’s an award-winning reporter and editor and has contributed to Rolling Stone, Redbook, Refinery29, the Associated Press, Village Voice, Bust, and many others. A born and bred Philadelphian, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and beagle.