GRLSQUASH

Help GRLSQUASH make the switch to Hemlock Printers (Kinfolk, Gather Journal) for our forthcoming third issue, TAKING ROOT (Summer 2019).

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Project Ends on August 1, 2019

Project Description

GRLSQUASH is a Boston-based biannual journal about the intersections among food, art, and culture.

 

  • Our mission is to highlight the overlaps between these worlds with words, images, and recipes from our contributors. We promise to always empower, support, and amplify members of the GRLSQUASH community. We believe in nourishing the mind, belly, and soul for all, with an emphasis on the underrepresented: those who identify as womxn, femme, queer, gender non-conforming, agender, or trans, especially POC, under the GRL umbrella. 
  • We provide a platform to uplift otherwise marginalized voices across the food and art worlds. We're dedicated to creating space  both in indie publishing and in our physical communities  for celebrating womxn-identifying people. We integrate non-profit partnerships into our business model by donating a portion of issue sales or event ticket proceeds to local or national non-profits twice a year. 
  • Since our launch in April 2018, our Instagram following has grown organically to  over 6,000 followers; we've published the work of over 70 individuals; we are now carried by over 30 brick-and-mortar retail spaces in nine states; we send out a monthly newsletter with almost 500 recipients; and we are regularly involved in food conference, book fairs, and art festivals across the country. 

 

 

  • Our twice-yearly publication is between 90-120 pages, featuring approximately 50 different womxn-identifying contributors per issue. The publication is 5.5" x 8.5" printed in full color on matte paper — it's the perfect size for your backpack, purse, canvas tote, or even a large jacket pocket!

 

 

  • We are seeking funding in order to print with Hemlock Printers (Kinfolk Magazine, Gather Journal), a printer that actively supports indie publications such as GRLSQUASH. Hemlock is known for the quality of their paper, attention to detail, and overall top notch work. Printing with Hemlock would mean elevating our contributors' work even further. 

 

 

  • GRLSQUASH was founded by Madison Trapkin and Jess Graham in April 2018, but quickly outgrew a two-person-team model. The GRLSQUASH Board is a dynamic group of GRLS dedicated to furthering the GRLSQUASH mission, currently comprised of nine individuals: Dahlia Snaiderman (Managing Copy Editor), Linni Kral (Editor-at-Large), Sam Dolph (Community Outreach Director), S. Maham Rizvi (Events & Editorial), Samantha Mangino (Communications Director), Frankie Concepcion (Digital Editor), Asha Dirshe (Recipe Editor), and Amy Larson (Sales & Marketing). 
  • Thank you for supporting the GRLS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where will this money go immediately?
    • To cover printing costs of Issue Three: TAKING ROOT (approximately $6,000 for 1,300 copies, almost double the quantity we printed for Issue Two)
  • What will this money go towards long-term?
    • To pay contributors! Since our inception, GRLSQUASH contributors (writers, artists, chefs, and otherwise creatives) have donated their time and intellectual property. We want to use this money to pay them! 
  • How can I connect IRL?
    • We host approximately 6-8 events per year, and these are always open to the GRLSQUASH Community. Events range from panels to parties to workshops, and more!
  • Can I submit?
    • If you identify as a women, you are welcome to submit to our biannual publication. We send out the call for submissions in our monthly newsletter + announce across our social media platforms, so give us a follow! 

 

 

Lisa Liang Philpotts
06/09/2019
Issue Three Preorder + Donation
$20
06/06/2019
Issue Three Preorder + Donation
$20
06/05/2019
Instagram Feed Post
$100
06/05/2019
Issue Three Preorder + Donation
$20
Kristina Latino
06/04/2019
Instagram Story Shoutout
$25
Corinne K
06/04/2019
Issue Three Preorder + Donation
$20
06/03/2019
Newsletter Shoutout
$10
Adam Miller
06/03/2019
Issue Three Preorder + Donation
$50
Kristin
06/03/2019
Issue Three Preorder + Donation
$20
Dawn Surette
06/03/2019
Instagram Story Shoutout
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

21 Supporters
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$10
Newsletter Shoutout

Pledge $10 and we'll list you and your company in our monthly newsletter with 500+ subscribers! 

10 Supporters
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$25
Instagram Story Shoutout

As a thank you we'll shoutout you and/or your brand on our Instagram story, which has over 6k followers.

14 Supporters
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$50
Instagram Feed Post

We'll curate a post dedicated to you and/or your brand in the GRLSQUASH Instagram feed, where we have over 6k followers. 

13 Supporters
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$200
Issue Three Shoutout

Your name and your company's logo on the SPONSORS page in our forthcoming third issue, TAKING ROOT (anticipated release July 2019). 

4 Supporters
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$1,000
Custom Logo + Brand Curation Consult

Donate $1,000 and receive a custom logo designed by Jess (GRLSQUASH Co-Founder and Graphic Designer) + a 1 hour video call branding + curating consultation with Madison (GRLSQUASH Founder). Limited quantities available!

 

Production timeline to be agreed upon on a case-by-case basis. 

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$35
Instagram Shoutout + NNAF Donation

Consider this a double donation. When you donate at this level, we'll give $10 of donation directly to the National Network of Abortion Funds

8 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

21 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Newsletter Shoutout

Pledge $10 and we'll list you and your company in our monthly newsletter with 500+ subscribers! 

10 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Instagram Story Shoutout

As a thank you we'll shoutout you and/or your brand on our Instagram story, which has over 6k followers.

14 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Instagram Feed Post

We'll curate a post dedicated to you and/or your brand in the GRLSQUASH Instagram feed, where we have over 6k followers. 

13 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Issue Three Shoutout

Your name and your company's logo on the SPONSORS page in our forthcoming third issue, TAKING ROOT (anticipated release July 2019). 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Custom Logo + Brand Curation Consult

Donate $1,000 and receive a custom logo designed by Jess (GRLSQUASH Co-Founder and Graphic Designer) + a 1 hour video call branding + curating consultation with Madison (GRLSQUASH Founder). Limited quantities available!

 

Production timeline to be agreed upon on a case-by-case basis. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Instagram Shoutout + NNAF Donation

Consider this a double donation. When you donate at this level, we'll give $10 of donation directly to the National Network of Abortion Funds

8 Supporters
Select this reward