WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT?
Who created this?
Lauren Rowello is a writer, educator, and activist in the Philadelphia area who loves to share stories of authenticity. She's been documenting her own experiences throughout this pandemic and helping others tell the stories they want to share. She's a queer homeschooling parent of two pretty cool kids who like to play catch in the yard, cuddle with the dogs, and eat all the cereal.
Some other really interesting people help with some of the behind-the-scenes aspect of the magazine, such as sorting through emails and uploading content. We're all volunteers who steal minutes from our work and family lives to bring the issues to life. If you're interested in helping out, let us know!
Why is this magazine important?
We're adults who are continually inspired by younger people. We come from communities that promote art and storytelling are crucial aspects of healing, human connection, and wellness. While trying to find stories, art, and other artifacts of quarantine shared for and by kids, Lauren couldn't find a space that was cultivated especially with young people in mind. This hub serves as a place to collect the important perspectives of those people--because their experiences are just as important as what's happening for adults during the pandemic. We hope that exploring this magazine will empower young people and remind adults to value their work.
What content is the magazine interested in sharing?
EVERYTHING. We mean it!
Drawings, journal entries, short stories, poems, paintings, animation, short videos, interviews, photos of other work (like masks, knitted projects, or other creations), photos of experiences or family, ... The list goes on! We'd love to promote diverse perspectives from people who use a variety of mediums to express themselves.
Who is able to submit work?
Young people of all ages are welcome to submit. Content will placed into issues by theme and maturity.