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belladonna magazine

beautiful woman, deadly nightshade. either is appropriate. belladonna magazine is a love letter to bold women.

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Launched in 2014 as the first Black woman-owned print fashion publication in US markets in years, belladonna magazine is not a trend.

In response to the current climate, a lot of brands and publications have populated their pages with more diversity than we have ever seen before. We have also witnessed a lot of those same brands being called out for inequity behind-the-scenes, because the thing is: equity in representation doesn't just mean brown faces splashed across covers and billboards. It means having women and women of color in leadership positions behind-the-scenes, and compensating them for their contributions.

Enter belladonna. We believe that the people who have power over the narrative are just as important as the story itself, which is why, since inception, our editorial team has been primarily composed of women and women-of-color. Equity in representation means women of cultural and physical diversity taking charge of what our stories look like. From the hair and makeup artists to the set designers, to our illustrators, to our art director, to our founding publisher herself, at belladonna magazine, we walk it like we talk it.

Named both for its Italian translation to "beautiful woman" and for the deadly nightshade, belladonna magazine exists to diversify print media both on the page and behind-the-lens. We believe that whimsy is vital, and we fight for joy, printing physical and cultural diversity while empowering independent creatives with access to resources they need to be great.

Our publication is for women who are infinitely powerful. We are for women who color outside the lines, who live out loud without apology, who live in vibrant color. When you support belladonna, you are literally and directly enabling women to take charge of our own narratives.

The world doesn't need another fashion magazine, but it absolutely needs more magazines that operate the way we do.

belladonna magazine: beautiful woman, deadly nightshade, either is appropriate.

 

belladonna magazine, live bold

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Meredith Walker
09/21/2020
the [re]introduction
$25
09/09/2020
Monetary Contribution
$2,575
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
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25.00 USD
the [re]introduction

You will receive the latest issue of belladonna magazine, Gold Soul.

1 Supporter
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150.00 USD
belladonna box set!

You get the Gold Soul issue + every issue of 2021, and acknowledgment in print as a supporter.

0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
one for you, one to share

 You'll receive the Gold Soul issue and two subscriptions to belladonna's 2021 print run--one for you, and one to share.
You'll also be acknowledged in print as a supporter.

0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
the bouquet

You will receive the Gold Soul issue, acknowledgement in print as a supporter, plus a custom belladonna tote designed by Mek. E. Designs and filled with branded belladonna merch.

0 Supporters
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850.00 USD
share the bouquet!

You will receive two box sets ('Gold Soul' and every issue of 2021), acknowledgement in print as a supporter, and a belladonna tote with curated branded merch designed by Mek. E. Designs.

0 Supporters
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1,500.00 USD
you are belladonna

You'll notice that there are no ads in belladonna. That's intentional, as we pride ourselves on publishing thoughtfully curated editorials that fit our brand from cover to cover.

At this level, we will work with you to profile a person, brand, or organization that you care about in a double-page spread in a rising issue.

You will also receive two box sets ('Gold Soul' and every issue of 2021), acknowledgement in print as a supporter, and a belladonna tote with curated branded merch by Mek. E. Designs.

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
the [re]introduction

You will receive the latest issue of belladonna magazine, Gold Soul.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
150.00 USD
belladonna box set!

You get the Gold Soul issue + every issue of 2021, and acknowledgment in print as a supporter.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
one for you, one to share

 You'll receive the Gold Soul issue and two subscriptions to belladonna's 2021 print run--one for you, and one to share.
You'll also be acknowledged in print as a supporter.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
the bouquet

You will receive the Gold Soul issue, acknowledgement in print as a supporter, plus a custom belladonna tote designed by Mek. E. Designs and filled with branded belladonna merch.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
850.00 USD
share the bouquet!

You will receive two box sets ('Gold Soul' and every issue of 2021), acknowledgement in print as a supporter, and a belladonna tote with curated branded merch designed by Mek. E. Designs.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
you are belladonna

You'll notice that there are no ads in belladonna. That's intentional, as we pride ourselves on publishing thoughtfully curated editorials that fit our brand from cover to cover.

At this level, we will work with you to profile a person, brand, or organization that you care about in a double-page spread in a rising issue.

You will also receive two box sets ('Gold Soul' and every issue of 2021), acknowledgement in print as a supporter, and a belladonna tote with curated branded merch by Mek. E. Designs.

0 Supporters
Select this reward