The interview is closer to an article about her life and work with quotes from her woven into it, since that seems to be the preferred format for LA Weekly’s People 2012 series. The author, Liz Ohanesian, has previously written about the MLP Project (we reported on it earlier this month), and the Five Lessons article is also hers (we reported on it in April).
On DeviantArt, Lauren Faust draws special attention to the quote
“Think of the girls,” she told herself as she worked on the show. “They need to believe that the stuff they like isn’t stupid.”