Your Gen-X sisters are here🤘
Put on the comfy pants and settle into TueNight Social, a collective of Gen-X women. Here, you’ll find midlife storytelling, pop culture must-reads, stuff we’re obsessed with, and a place to share the hilarious, messy, always real stories of our grown-ass lives. Brought to you by the women of TueNight.com
Our free weekly newsletter is the TueDo List, a digest of the things we’re writing & loving. Forbes called us one of “10 Newsletters By Female Founders And Leaders That Could Help You Thrive” and we were a Webby Honoree for Best Newsletter in 2021!
What do paid subscribers get?
If you’re a paid subscriber to The TueNight Social you’ll get our TueDo List, natch, AND you’ll join our fabulous community of Gen-X women who know what’s up and have well-honed opinions on everything (everything), weekly open threads, monthly AMAs and exclusive content like the Gen-X tailored Weekend Watch List and occasional posts from me (Margit).
By becoming a paid subscriber, you’re also supporting the writers, editors, and assorted wonderful folk that produce TueNight.
What do non-paid subscribers get?
The weekly TueDo List of pop-culture picks and stories, however, you won’t be able to access the community.
A little backstory…
Hi! Margit here, founder of TueNight. We started our storytelling website, TueNight.com in 2013 along with our weekly newsletter the TueDo List; the goal was to find better ways to showcase the diversity and truth of Gen-X women. Midlife certainly doesn’t look like one thing. I wanted to share those stories that no one else was talking about, to change the way the world sees (and values) women over 40, and to change the way we see ourselves, affirming all that’s awesome about our badass, experienced lives. We moved our newsletter to Substack in 2019 (early adopters!) and decided to add paid subscriptions in April 2022 to help us sustain the work we do. For those of you coming from our Facebook group or our Mighty Networks community, welcome, we think you’ll love it here.
Why are you called TueNight?
Tuesday Night is sort of this unclaimed time — it’s not the start of the week, hump day, or the weekend. It’s a time when you might kick back with a glass of wine or a cup of tea and reflect. A little bit unseen. Also, TueNight is pronounced like tonight — it’s all about right now. We’re living our lives right now, for ourselves, in whatever way we see fit. I've always struggled with the term "midlife"; as women in our 40s and 50s, we’re not halfway to somewhere. We are already here.
When do you host events?
If you know TueNight, you know we love our events — IRL and virtual — from our seasonal TueNight Live storytelling series to our monthly TueNighter Teas and monthly AMAs with experts & authors. As a member of TueNight Social you’ll be the first to know about all of our events.
Halp! I can’t find the emails!
Make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book. And check your Updates or Promotions folder if you’re on Gmail.
How do I control my notifications?
By default, Substack has all comment notifications turned on for subscribers. Simply uncheck the box on your Account Settings page to turn these off.
Note: If you opt-out of email notifications on this page, you will still be able to view likes and comments on your Activity feed page.
Can I control which emails I receive?
We built The TueNight Social to encourage community interaction, however, we understand inboxes can get crowded and you may only want to receive certain types of content from us.
Our weekly publishing workflow:
The TueDo List - our weekly newsletter emailed to all subscribers.
Stories, Obsessed, & TueNight 10 - a variety of content we publish weekly for you to check out on The TueNight Social homepage. These are typically highlighted in the weekly TueDo List newsletter and are NOT sent as standalone emails.
Events - Upcoming event announcements and replays are sent to all subscribers (generally once a month). Monthly live AMA threads are only sent to premium subscribers.
It’s Me, Margit - Exclusive content sent to our premium subscribers.
Open Threads & Polls - Twice-weekly interactive posts emailed to our premium subscribers.
Weekend Watch List - Our weekly picks of what’s new (or not so new) worth watching sent to our premium subscribers.
To adjust which emails are sent to your inbox, head over to Manage Subscription and uncheck the boxes you’d like.
Note: Even if you choose to turn off emails for a specific category, you will still be able to view them on The TueNight Social homepage.
How to reach us
Message us at Hello@TueNight.com with your questions, writing submissions, and partnership or sponsorship inquiries.
Story to pitch?
TueNight shares original, first-person stories throughout the month on TueNight.com and The TueNight Social. We pay $50 for essays (and we might just ask you to read at a live event!), $25 for smaller features like Obsessed. We do not pay for TueNight 10 Q&As. We’re interested in all relevant topics far and wide of interest to Gen-X women including, but not limited to, love, sex, health, career, family, entertainment, travel, and food. More details can be found here.
At TueNight we are proudly independent but occasionally rely on the support of meaningful advertisers and sponsors. We partner with brands who align with our values and appreciate our vibrant, experienced community of Gen-X women. More here.
In the News
Keys Soulcare — Meet Midlife Maven Margit Detweiler
New York Times — Why Is Perimenopause Still Such a Mystery?
Hello! I’m Margit, the founder of TueNight, nice to meet you. A little bit about me: I grew up in Philadelphia and have been fashioning little publications since I was 12. I got my professional start at the Philadelphia City Paper, an alt-weekly where I was a rock critic/ music editor and managing editor. I can say I interviewed Liz Phair and Tom Waits and those were both moments where I said, “I can die now!” but somehow I am still here. In the early 2000s I moved on to the interwebs as an editorial director at AOL, Everyday Health and Real Simple and these days I run my own content agency, Gyrate Media where I help brands and publishers tell important stories. I’ve written for Rolling Stone, Bustle, Redbook, and a bunch of other now defunct magazines (because, magazines.)
I'm married, no kids, one very loud beagle named Bo and live in Brooklyn. I'm a rabid music fan (I find peace in making Spotify playlists), supporter of opportunities that empower young women (Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and Girls Write Now are two faves) and I am a cancer survivor. I celebrated 5 years cancer-free in May 2021 and wrote about my experience on TueNight in Ovarian Rhapsody. I lost my hair during chemo, and when it grew back it was this bush of white. So I kept it.
Like most Gen-Xers, I’m a little more side-eye than selfie. But I think that's one of our strengths — we have a critical take, and we always ask questions.
My dream for this space is that we can be honest, genuine and thoughtful with each other — and ourselves. This is a space to laugh, learn and grow and I'm honored you've joined the party!