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Ugly Girls is a zine that will play off the quote "Pretty Girls don't eat", questioning and subverting stereotypes.
thefeministkilljoy:

60% and 20 days to go… help us out! share the link, RT us on twitter @unashamedlyfeminist, tell all yr friends! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sophieephotos/parallel-magazine #feminist #feminism #fundraising #crowdfunding #Kickstarter #journalism #politics #magazine

thefeministkilljoy:

60% and 20 days to go… help us out! share the link, RT us on twitter @unashamedlyfeminist, tell all yr friends! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sophieephotos/parallel-magazine #feminist #feminism #fundraising #crowdfunding #Kickstarter #journalism #politics #magazine

Wednesday Oct 10 @ 03:20pm

unashamedlyfeminist:

THE PARALLEL TEAM HAS LESS THAN 30 DAYS REMAINING TO REACH THEIR TARGET - if you were considering donating, now is the time to do so!

Parallel is going to be a new, quarterly (one published every 3 months) women’s magazine that focuses on life through a feminist lens. Aimed at late teenage to young adult women, Parallel hopes to be a magazine that can introduce young women to the concept of feminism through the use of informative articles, which will work alongside references to modern pop culture i.e. music, films, fashion, and art.It will hope to subvert the format of modern celebrity-centric and fashion-oriented magazines in order to discuss relevant issues in modern society.

Parallel will be liberating, and empowering. It will talk about activism and achievements. It will feature strong women who are really making a difference in this world. It will be intersectional in its content, discussing race, gender, sexuality, and disability. The key aim of Parallel is to initiate feminist discussion within mainstream society.

With issue one containing:

  • an interview with riot grrrl Kate Nash
  • articles about intersectionality and representation
  • conversations with new, upcoming feminist artists
  • zine reviews
  • an interview with body-positive feminist Harnaam Kaur
  • submissions from our readers
  • craftivism tutorials plus a discussion with Hannah Hill of Hanecdote
  • a round-up of the last quarter’s feminist news around the globe
  • music reviews
  • and much more!

Please consider donating to our Kickstarter to help fund us. The donations will be going towards everything from print costs, putting up a website, trademarking the name, travel expenses… the list goes on. We really need your help to get this ball rolling, so even if you can’t donate, PLEASE help us out by sharing the Kickstarter link wherever you can! Reblog this post, share our work on Facebook, or tweet about us on Twitter!

Other ways to get involved:

Submissions:

Our first issue is open for submissions on the theme of “Liberation”, and we will accept anything from artwork to creative writing to articles to reviews.

Features:

We are currently looking to talk to/feature/review the following people/groups/events:

  • Female bands/musicians and/or upcoming album releases/gigs
  • Female art collectives and/or upcoming exhibitions
  • Feminist activist collectives
  • Feminist community groups
  • Independent feminist films
  • Feminist zines

Events:

If you have an event you’d either like us to review, or add to our events listing page, please send us an email.

I am #unashamedlyfeminist because…

To show your support to the magazine, send us photos or videos of yourself explaining why YOU are #unashamedly feminist. Your photo or video will be featured on our social media sites, including our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Sponsor us or partner up with us:

If you want to sponsor us or form a partnership, please send us an email!

To get involved with any of the aforementioned subjects, please email us at parallelmageditor@gmail.com

Thursday Oct 10 @ 05:36pm
thefeministkilljoy:

unashamedlyfeminist:

Women’s Magazines are several million pound industry in the UK. With over 200 titles to choose from, women buy on average almost 7 million magazines every month, and 38% of women in the UK trust magazines. And yet magazines that claim to be for women or that are supposedly sex positive are churning out article titles such as “Ten lazy ways to lose weight” or “12 Little Things Every Guy Wants in Bed”. Their cover images are sexualised, their articles are derogatory and weight-obsessed, and their fashion editorials are so photoshopped that even the real life models no longer look like that. They evoke unneeded competition between women. And it isn’t just about body image, the models used, or size zero clothing. It’s about the stories and article written, the way celebrities are scrutinized, and what questions female actors and musicians are asked in their interviews. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be beautiful, desirable, sexy, or trendy, what is problematic is the obsession with these things about all else, to the point where being beautiful is seen as life’s greatest achievement and all else pales in comparison.
So we’ve decided to make a difference, in the form of a new magazine: Parallel. The title is a play on the idea that feminism and modern popular culture are currently running parallel to one another. In order to get feminism into the minds of the mainstream youth, the two things need to intersect and combine. And that’s exactly what we plan to do. Our magazine will cover subjects regarding race, gender, sexuality, age, liberation, women’s rights, activism, disability, and more, all tied up together in an aesthetically pleasing, contemporary women’s magazine. We will subvert the format of ordinary celebrity or fashion magazines to highlight key issues in today’s world. We will interview and talk to influential women about their opinions, highlight key feminist community groups that you could get involved in, and will review, discuss, and critique women’s role in the media.
Parallel Magazine will discuss achievements outside of fashion and beauty, will talk about community and activism and how you, as a woman, can make a change to the world around you. It will focus on everything from art to pop culture to history – all through the viewpoint of a modern young feminist. But we need your help.
We’ve set up a Kickstarter to cover the following costs:
printing costs (for the first - and future - issues)
trademarking the name
making a website
travel expenses for interviews and photoshoots
business cards
the launch party
In order to get the magazine published, we need a readership, and that starts with you. The first issue is due to be released in January 2015, so effectively your donations will be acting as pre-orders for the magazine. You can either pre-order one issue, or buy a year’s subscription. Each option comes with the choice of no goodie bag, a small goodie bag, or a large goodie bag.
SUPPORT PARALLEL MAGAZINE ON KICKSTARTER!

Back us on Kickstarter if you can or simply reblog to spread the word!

thefeministkilljoy:

unashamedlyfeminist:

Women’s Magazines are several million pound industry in the UK. With over 200 titles to choose from, women buy on average almost 7 million magazines every month, and 38% of women in the UK trust magazines. And yet magazines that claim to be for women or that are supposedly sex positive are churning out article titles such as “Ten lazy ways to lose weight” or “12 Little Things Every Guy Wants in Bed”. Their cover images are sexualised, their articles are derogatory and weight-obsessed, and their fashion editorials are so photoshopped that even the real life models no longer look like that. They evoke unneeded competition between women. And it isn’t just about body image, the models used, or size zero clothing. It’s about the stories and article written, the way celebrities are scrutinized, and what questions female actors and musicians are asked in their interviews. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be beautiful, desirable, sexy, or trendy, what is problematic is the obsession with these things about all else, to the point where being beautiful is seen as life’s greatest achievement and all else pales in comparison.

So we’ve decided to make a difference, in the form of a new magazine: Parallel. The title is a play on the idea that feminism and modern popular culture are currently running parallel to one another. In order to get feminism into the minds of the mainstream youth, the two things need to intersect and combine. And that’s exactly what we plan to do. Our magazine will cover subjects regarding race, gender, sexuality, age, liberation, women’s rights, activism, disability, and more, all tied up together in an aesthetically pleasing, contemporary women’s magazine. We will subvert the format of ordinary celebrity or fashion magazines to highlight key issues in today’s world. We will interview and talk to influential women about their opinions, highlight key feminist community groups that you could get involved in, and will review, discuss, and critique women’s role in the media.

Parallel Magazine will discuss achievements outside of fashion and beauty, will talk about community and activism and how you, as a woman, can make a change to the world around you. It will focus on everything from art to pop culture to history – all through the viewpoint of a modern young feminist. But we need your help.

We’ve set up a Kickstarter to cover the following costs:

  • printing costs (for the first - and future - issues)
  • trademarking the name
  • making a website
  • travel expenses for interviews and photoshoots
  • business cards
  • the launch party

In order to get the magazine published, we need a readership, and that starts with you. The first issue is due to be released in January 2015, so effectively your donations will be acting as pre-orders for the magazine. You can either pre-order one issue, or buy a year’s subscription. Each option comes with the choice of no goodie bag, a small goodie bag, or a large goodie bag.

SUPPORT PARALLEL MAGAZINE ON KICKSTARTER!

Back us on Kickstarter if you can or simply reblog to spread the word!

Monday Sep 9 @ 06:20pm
unashamedlyfeminist:

Are you fed up of seeing magazines with cover stories like these? Are you done with feeling self-objectified and sexualised by articles that place more value on male pleasure than your own satisfaction? Are you bored of unrealistic beauty expectations based on images so manipulated that the models themselves don’t even look like that in real life? Are you tired of magazines that make you feel guilty for eating?
That’s where Parallel Magaine comes in.
Parallel Magazine is a new feminist magazine covering modern pop culture, politics, craftivism, and the arts, aimed at young women aged 15-30. It will not only focus on feminist theory but will also subvert the format of celebrity-centric magazines to discuss problems in popular culture. The working title Parallel is based on the concept that feminist discourse and theory is currently running parallel to popular culture and politics. The two do not meet, nor do they intertwine. For women’s rights to be addressed and discussed they need to intersect with that which captures the attention of modern society. And the medium by which we’ve chosen to do that is that of a modern print magazine. Parallel will be liberating, and empowering. It will talk about activism and achievements. It will feature strong women who are really making a difference in this world.
We’re currently working on issue one, but we’re going to need your help to get it published so we’re going to be launching a Kickstarter to raise money for printing, expenses, and things like business cards and a website. Everyone who donates will get a copy of the first issue, and an invite to the launch party in January! And if you pay a certain amount you’ll also get a goodie bag, which could have anything in it from art prints, to stickers, to temporary tattoos.
So spread the word!
Parallel Magazine: unashamedly feminist.

unashamedlyfeminist:

Are you fed up of seeing magazines with cover stories like these? Are you done with feeling self-objectified and sexualised by articles that place more value on male pleasure than your own satisfaction? Are you bored of unrealistic beauty expectations based on images so manipulated that the models themselves don’t even look like that in real life? Are you tired of magazines that make you feel guilty for eating?

That’s where Parallel Magaine comes in.

Parallel Magazine is a new feminist magazine covering modern pop culture, politics, craftivism, and the arts, aimed at young women aged 15-30. It will not only focus on feminist theory but will also subvert the format of celebrity-centric magazines to discuss problems in popular culture. The working title Parallel is based on the concept that feminist discourse and theory is currently running parallel to popular culture and politics. The two do not meet, nor do they intertwine. For women’s rights to be addressed and discussed they need to intersect with that which captures the attention of modern society. And the medium by which we’ve chosen to do that is that of a modern print magazine. Parallel will be liberating, and empowering. It will talk about activism and achievements. It will feature strong women who are really making a difference in this world.

We’re currently working on issue one, but we’re going to need your help to get it published so we’re going to be launching a Kickstarter to raise money for printing, expenses, and things like business cards and a website. Everyone who donates will get a copy of the first issue, and an invite to the launch party in January! And if you pay a certain amount you’ll also get a goodie bag, which could have anything in it from art prints, to stickers, to temporary tattoos.

So spread the word!

Parallel Magazine: unashamedly feminist.

Sunday Aug 8 @ 03:44pm

thefeministkilljoy:

PARALLEL MAGAZINE

I’ve worked on lots of zines in the past: some of them accepting submissions, some of them based on my own work. My main ambition at the moment is to become a published journalist, but opportunities are far and few between (unless you count unpaid internships and work experience). So, with that same DIY attitude I’ve used to make my zines in the past, I’ve decided to start my own magazine.

Parallel Magazine will be a feminist-themed magazine covering modern pop culture, politics, craftivism, and the arts, aimed at young women aged 15-30. It will not only focus on feminist theory but will also subvert the format of celebrity-centric magazines to discuss problems in popular culture. The working title Parallel is based on the concept that feminist discourse and theory is currently running parallel to popular culture and politics. The two do not meet, nor do they intertwine. For women’s rights to be addressed and discussed they need to intersect with that which captures the attention of modern society.

I’m looking for people who would like to be part of the team. I need people who are dedicated, ambitious, and talented. I’m not looking for people who are just looking to submit their work at this point - I’m looking for actual staff members who will work on the magazine and be part of a hard-working team. People who are terrible at answering their emails or won’t answer on Skype, or are too busy with other things, need not apply. It will be unpaid to begin with, but when (when, not if) the magazine starts to generate some kind of income these positions will become paid. Realistically that will take a long time. I’m looking for people who can be patient.

The plan is to get everything for the first issue drafted up, before starting a Kickstarter project to get funding for things like printing, a website, travel costs for any events or interviews, launch night, as well as to secure enough funding for future issues. The magazine will initially be sold on a subscription basis, as well as people being able to buy individual copies online, and hopefully will be sold in some independent magazine/print stores.

These are the job roles I’m looking to fill:

1. Columnists - max. of 5, ideally 1 of whom is based in London.

This is a writing job. Each columnist will decide out of a list of options their specific role on the magazine: it will then be their job to create content for their section of the magazine each issue. Columnists can also submit ideas for editorials, interviews, or investigative pieces they may want to write and will have a photographer assigned to them for that piece.

2. Photographers - max. of 5, ideally 1 of whom is based in London.

Photographers will be given assignments depending on the decided content of the magazine. These assignments will range from: covering events; working alongside a columnist to create an editorial/investigative piece; taking photographs at interviews; and creating images to work alongside articles, guides, and reviews. Photographers can also submit ideas for editorials or investigative pieces they may want to write and will have a writer assigned to them for that piece.

3. Illustrators - max. of 2

Illustrators will work very closely with the graphic designers to create content for the magazine and website. They are responsible for creating illustrations for the magazine such as cover images, pictures to go alongside articles, and other things like poster images and logos.

4. Graphic Designers - max. of 2

The graphic designers will put together the work of the illustrators, writers, and photographers by creating cohesive layouts for the magazine, website, posters, and business cards. Their main role will be creating the layout of the magazine. They will also work closely with the illustrators to create logos etc.

5. Researchers - max. of 2

The researchers will keep up to date with current affairs, as well as with popular culture and the arts. They must be able to provide summaries of news items, recommendations of artists to review or interview, and upcoming events. Their work will not actually be in the magazine itself but will contribute to the content.

To apply for any of these roles, please email me at sophieejourno@gmail.com with the job role as the subject, a brief cover letter, your CV, contact details (including things like Skype) and 3 examples of your work. You don’t have to have had professional experience or have a degree, as long as your work is good. Please also include links to any websites or blogs you have. With your CV, please only include information relevant to the role you’re applying for. That includes any projects you’ve worked on yourself. There will be an opportunity for people to submit work for consideration in the magazine, but that will be advertised at a later date.

PS. The zine Public Property is still going too. To submit to that, press here.

Monday Jun 6 @ 02:00pm
thefeministkilljoy:

CENTERFOLD ZINECALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.
SUBMISSIONS
Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.
ANGRY GIRLS
Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.
Email: centerfoldzine@gmail.com

thefeministkilljoy:

CENTERFOLD ZINE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.

SUBMISSIONS

  • Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
  • Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
  • Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.

ANGRY GIRLS

Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.

Email: centerfoldzine@gmail.com

Sunday Jan 1 @ 04:21pm
UGLY GIRLS ZINE  

Ugly Girls is a series of photographs that subverts society’s expectations and stereotypes regarding beauty, fashion, and food. The photographs aim to disprove the myth that is “pretty girls don’t eat” in the messiest way possible. Not only that, the photographs question the meaning behind the phrase entirely. If pretty girls don’t eat, wouldn’t you rather be ‘ugly’?
Original print run of 50. 22 A5 pages of full colour photographsFeaturing 8 models.
Available to purchase on my webstore.

UGLY GIRLS ZINE 

Ugly Girls is a series of photographs that subverts society’s expectations and stereotypes regarding beauty, fashion, and food. The photographs aim to disprove the myth that is “pretty girls don’t eat” in the messiest way possible. Not only that, the photographs question the meaning behind the phrase entirely. If pretty girls don’t eat, wouldn’t you rather be ‘ugly’?

Original print run of 50.
22 A5 pages of full colour photographs
Featuring 8 models.

Available to purchase on my webstore.

Sunday Jan 1 @ 01:32pm
uglygirlszine:

The Ugly Girls zine is finally completed. If you donated the minimum amount on Kickstarter, your order has been shipped; if you paid £10 or over, you have a slight wait as I need to get the ~added extra~ printed as well, but should receive your copy next week.
If you want to buy the zine, please visit my webstore!

Ugly Girls is a series of photographs that subverts society’s expectations and stereotypes regarding beauty, fashion, and food. The photographs aim to disprove the myth that is “pretty girls don’t eat” in the messiest way possible. Not only that, the photographs question the meaning behind the phrase entirely. If pretty girls don’t eat, wouldn’t you rather be ‘ugly’?

uglygirlszine:

The Ugly Girls zine is finally completed. If you donated the minimum amount on Kickstarter, your order has been shipped; if you paid £10 or over, you have a slight wait as I need to get the ~added extra~ printed as well, but should receive your copy next week.

If you want to buy the zine, please visit my webstore!

Ugly Girls is a series of photographs that subverts society’s expectations and stereotypes regarding beauty, fashion, and food. The photographs aim to disprove the myth that is “pretty girls don’t eat” in the messiest way possible. Not only that, the photographs question the meaning behind the phrase entirely. If pretty girls don’t eat, wouldn’t you rather be ‘ugly’?

Sunday Dec 12 @ 02:34pm
The Ugly Girls zine is finally completed. If you donated the minimum amount on Kickstarter, your order has been shipped; if you paid £10 or over, you have a slight wait as I need to get the ~added extra~ printed as well, but should receive your copy next week.
If you want to buy the zine, please visit my webstore!

Ugly Girls is a series of photographs that subverts society’s expectations and stereotypes regarding beauty, fashion, and food. The photographs aim to disprove the myth that is “pretty girls don’t eat” in the messiest way possible. Not only that, the photographs question the meaning behind the phrase entirely. If pretty girls don’t eat, wouldn’t you rather be ‘ugly’?

The Ugly Girls zine is finally completed. If you donated the minimum amount on Kickstarter, your order has been shipped; if you paid £10 or over, you have a slight wait as I need to get the ~added extra~ printed as well, but should receive your copy next week.

If you want to buy the zine, please visit my webstore!

Ugly Girls is a series of photographs that subverts society’s expectations and stereotypes regarding beauty, fashion, and food. The photographs aim to disprove the myth that is “pretty girls don’t eat” in the messiest way possible. Not only that, the photographs question the meaning behind the phrase entirely. If pretty girls don’t eat, wouldn’t you rather be ‘ugly’?

Friday Dec 12 @ 07:42am
Ugly Girls

thefeministkilljoy:

Ugly Girls is a series of photographs that subverts society’s expectations and stereotypes regarding beauty, fashion, and food. The photographs aim to disprove the myth that is “pretty girls don’t eat” in the messiest way possible. Not only that, the photographs question the meaning behind the phrase entirely. If pretty girls don’t eat, wouldn’t you rather be ‘ugly’?

Print run of 50 with 20 remaining. 22 pages of full colour photographs, featuring 8 models.

Click to buy!

Wednesday Dec 12 @ 09:22am
Tuesday Dec 12 @ 04:09pm

To anyone who paid for Ugly Girls on Kickstarter - please respond to the survey I just sent out! I need everyone’s addresses so I can mail you your copy.

Monday Dec 12 @ 01:07pm
thefeministkilljoy:

Look what arrived!

Copies will be posted out tomorrow. Anyone who paid £10 or above on Kickstarter will have a slight wait as I need to get the mini-zine printed as well.

thefeministkilljoy:

Look what arrived!

Copies will be posted out tomorrow. Anyone who paid £10 or above on Kickstarter will have a slight wait as I need to get the mini-zine printed as well.

Monday Dec 12 @ 08:10am
The sequel to Ugly Girls - Angry Girls.
A zine made up of portraits of feminists alongside a short interview about what makes them angry and what they do (or WANT to do, or think SHOULD be done) about it. You get to choose what is included in your portrait whether it be just yourself, or you and something you’ve made, something you love, something that inspires you. You style your own shoot and choose how you want to be represented.
If you wanna be a subject and vocalise what makes you angry and why you’re a feminist, send me an email to the address above. I’ll be starting the project in the new year. (Please only apply if you’re based in England. I will probably also do some kind of submission-based thing for people outside the UK but haven’t finalised it yet).

The sequel to Ugly Girls - Angry Girls.

A zine made up of portraits of feminists alongside a short interview about what makes them angry and what they do (or WANT to do, or think SHOULD be done) about it. You get to choose what is included in your portrait whether it be just yourself, or you and something you’ve made, something you love, something that inspires you. You style your own shoot and choose how you want to be represented.

If you wanna be a subject and vocalise what makes you angry and why you’re a feminist, send me an email to the address above. I’ll be starting the project in the new year. (Please only apply if you’re based in England. I will probably also do some kind of submission-based thing for people outside the UK but haven’t finalised it yet).

Thursday Dec 12 @ 09:05pm

Ugly Girls has been sent to print and will be with me by Friday! Everyone should have their copies by the start of next week and anyone who didn’t preorder will be able to do so via my online shop.

Monday Dec 12 @ 04:50pm
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