Intro: Protest Magazine is a submission-based, quarterly publication created to explore the perspectives of women of color through creative work. Protest's seasonal anthology and portfolio is a space saved for femme people of color who reject harmful stereotypes and social norms. Our goal is to establish Protest Magazine as a hub that preserves the cultural identity and aids the artistic advancement of marginalized women. To nurture this initiative, we encourage women to use Protest Magazine as another avenue to showcase their work. To write and illustrate their stories honestly and with feeling. To rally behind one another. Talented women of color often turn away from pursuing creative careers due to feeling unwelcome and misunderstood within academic and artistic spaces. Many of us find that established institutions, clubs and collectives exclude the non-white, femme-identifying experience. As a woman run organization, we dedicate Protest Magazine's platform to embracing various cultures, heritages, and lifestyles of women.
For Protest Magazine's premiere issue we're discussing the radical act of healing and forgiving ourselves and finding freedom in the process. Issue one focuses on the ways women of color find resolution in the face of affliction. It's the issue in which we speak out against all the ways we are both punished and perceived a villain for existing as femme people of color. Here are a few keywords and subjects to meditate on:
women needing public assistance, assault survivors, unplanned pregnancy, women's reproductive health, abuse by an intimate partner, mental illness, physical illness, sex work, women involved in the justice system & addiction
Protest Magazine is currently looking for women of color who write poetry! We encourage women to share their thoughts, fears, ideas, and experiences on any of the subjects above through poetry.
SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS & PITCHES TO INQUIRE@PROTESTMAGAZINE.COM. PLEASE INCLUDE THE WORD ‘MERCY,’ TYPE OF WORK AND YOUR NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
EXAMPLE: MERCY X POETRY X THELMA EVANS
Protest Magazine is also a community-sustained company, we will rely on the donations and support from the public to survive. Protest is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Help support the artists and writers we work with by making a donation here.
Simone & Protest Magazine team
*Protest Magazine is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Protest Magazine must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.*