Brio (magazine)

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Former editorsSusie Shellenberger
CategoriesTeen magazine
Year founded1990
CompanyFocus on the Family
CountryUnited States
Based inColorado Springs, Colorado

Brio is an American teen magazine that ran from 1990 to 2009 and resumed in 2017. It is published by the American evangelical Christian group Focus on the Family, and it was formerly edited by Susie Shellenberger.[1][2] The magazine presents topics typical of other teen magazines (fashion and beauty tips, music, and culture) from an evangelical Christian perspective. Until 2009, it was paired with a magazine for older girls called Brio and Beyond. Focus on the Family also formerly published a version for teen boys, called Breakaway.

In May 2009, Shellenberger launched a new magazine titled Susie, a successor to Brio without the involvement of Focus on the Family.[3] The magazine was renamed to Sisterhood in 2011, and its final issue was published in December 2014.

After years of being not published, Brio began being published again in May 2017. The first new issue has Sadie Robertson from Duck Dynasty on the cover. [4][5] The relaunch initially had ten issues published annually, but as of April 2019, publication is reduced to six issues annually.


  1. ^ McCammon, Sarah (19 April 2017). "Christian Teen Magazine 'Brio' Returns With A 'Biblical Worldview'". NPR. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Meet Susie Shellenberger". Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  3. ^ "Teen Girl Magazine SUSIE Launches Despite Print Magazine Industry Decline". Web 2.0 Journal. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2010-11-02.
  4. ^ Stack, Liam (2 May 2017). "Focus on the Family Revives Brio, a Christian Magazine for Teenage Girls". New York Times. The New York Times Company. p. B4. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ Ray, Justin (26 April 2017). "Teen magazine Brio aims to fill 'surprisingly absent' niche". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 17 February 2019.

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