Person of the Year: Then + Now Celebrating YOU

Left to right: 1975 Ms. magazine cover; 2007 Time magazine cover.

The January 1975 cover of Ms. (left) celebrated International Women’s Year by using a mirror to evoke the reaction, “Holy moly! I’m on the cover of Ms.!” Thirty-two years later, in 2007, Time magazine declared “YOU” its “Person of the Year” (right) in recognition of the ascent of YouTube and other information-sharing networks.

Both covers are meant to empower; do they succeed?

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Erica Shultz is the digital production artist at RVCA in Costa Mesa, California. She spends her free time reading, making zines & comics, and playing drums. Follow her comics on Instagram or check out her website.