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Independent Women's Magazines To Support

Because we should be supporting women all day, every day.

POSTEDBYCATHERINE SHUTTLEWORTH

International Women’s Day commenced last week, and Mother’s Day ended it. However, the events that took place between those two days, from the racism and misogyny Megan Markle had to face being brought to light, to the disappearance and murder of Sarah Everard, shows we still have a long way to go when it comes to Women’s liberation.

Whilst progressing women’s rights is a constant struggle, helping and encouraging women and women publications is one way to show support for women everywhere. So, if you’re not sure where to start, take a look at our list below. Happy reading!

Gal-dem

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gal-dem sources incredible stories and essays on the lives of women of color, representing the voices of those so often underrepresented in mainstream media. The first print issue of Gal-dem was themed ‘gal-hood’, it included a mix of features, interviews, and opinion pieces looking at sisterhood, sex, age, growth and more. Unsurprisingly, the issue is completely sold out, but keep an eye out for a second issue, or read the publication online here.

 

Girls Club

Similar to DIY zines of the 90s punk era, Girls Club has a simple and small format. The writing, photography, and illustrations offer humorous attitudes towards feminist issues whilst keeping an honest tone throughout. The most recent issue was titled ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ looking at the millennial phenomenon.

 

Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us covers art, culture, and activism in its pocket-sized format. Personal stories, graphic design, and essays offer insight to readers, putting questions to them about the way we live. The latest issue looked at ‘family’. Take a look here.

 

Sukeban

Sukeban means ‘delinquent girl’ or ‘boss girl’ in Japanese. Created as a space to support women in creative industries, Sukeban helps individuals find other women to work and collaborate with. Erika Bowes and Yuki Haze, the founders of Sukeban, commit to being unapologetic, with the first issue title ‘The Outlaw’. Take a look at their Instagram here.

 

Womankind

Each issue of Womankind offers commentary on culture, creativity, philosophy, and nature. It is a quarterly magazine brought from the publishers of New Philosopher magazine and aims to give readers encouragement to live a more meaningful life. The most recent issue questions the gender gap in medical research and asks writers to try out a five-day advertising-free challenge. Take a look here.

 

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