Brianna Ragel, Editor of the popular fashion and lifestyle magazine, Asian Woman, has quit her post, BizAsia.co.uk can confirm.

Brianna left the publication earlier this month, to be replaced with former features writer, J Wimal, as Deputy Editor.

J, 29, whose previous work includes some serious journalism on Sri Lanka, has been overlooking the editorial of Asian Woman magazine for the past three weeks. During her tenure at Asian Woman, J has written about manic depression, self harm, domestic violence, and the Asian ‘Complexion Complex’ (i.e. the fixation with fair skin).

J, confirmed the news about her new post to BizAsia.co.uk, “I’ve been with Asian Woman magazine for a few years now and feel that it has become as much a part of me as I am of it. Bri was an exemplary mentor and friend and I look forward to taking the high benchmark she set and using it as a launch pad for the new and exciting heights I see Asian woman reaching, while bringing my own fresh and bold flavour to the table.”

Author and journalist, Kia Abdullah, who previously worked at the magazine said, “J is one of the most creative and energetic people I have worked with. For me, she epitomises the Asian Woman reader: trendy and stylish but also highly intelligent and deeply ambitious. I believe this is the beginning of a new era for the magazine – one, which I am genuinely excited about.”

Exact details of Brianna’s departure from the magazine are currently unknown; however sources suggest that the move could be a more personal one. There has been talk about her going back to Australia ‘to pursue opportunities in her homeland’. Brianna had not responded to our calls at the time of filing of this article.

In other Asian Woman news, the magazine has become slimmer, almost half the original thickness (handbag friendly) and much lower priced. The new look has proven popular amongst readers.

Updated: 21/09/09