What’s the fastest way to fix a broken system? Take it over, say the record number of female candidates running for office in 2018 for the first time, the subject of writer-at-large Rebecca Traister’s latest cover story for New York. The cover itself features a statement by Melissa Shusterman, who’s running for Pennsylvania’s state legislature. “Win or lose, for many of the women running in 2018, the unexpected electoral engagement has become a calling,” Traister writes.
New York’s January 22-February 4, 2018 cover. Illustration: Lettering by Marion Deuchars