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Mixed Mag

An online multimedia magazine dedicated to promoting creatives of color and celebrating our multiethnic/multicultural voices.

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Project Description

*OUR MISSION*

 

Mixed Mag intends to create an online platform for

creatives of color and celebrating 

Multiethnic/Multicultural voices.

 

Co-Founders Carolina Meurkens, Kimber Monroe and Joana Meurkens

 

As BIPOC/Black biracial women, we recognize that there is a lack of representation in mainstream media/news for those that identify as BIPOC/Multiethnic/Multicultural. We, along with many other BIPOC and multiracial persons, often find that there is not a space for us started by those who come from our community to talk about our experiences and the challenges we face in every day, as well as find a platform that will promote our work/art.

According to the 2019 US Census, there are approximately 77.7 million people who identify as POC. Out of that number, approximately 9 million US citizens identify as biracial/multiracial. Also, according to the Pew Research Center, in a study done in 2015,  the population of people who identify as biracial/multiracial is growing at a rate that is three times as fast as the US population as a whole.  They also hypothesize that the population of mixed-race persons will triple by the year 2060. 

Our online magazine includes a range of sections from Politics to Art & Fashion to Creative Non-Fiction to Music to Theater, Film & TV and more! Because we are a multimedia magazine, we are also working with interested monthly contributors to bring podcasts and video projects via Soundcloud and Youtube to our monthly issues!

SO WHY CROWDFUNDING?

 

In the few months since we've started our platform, one thing has been very clear:

We are essential. 

As our audience slowly grows, we've received more submissions, more contributor pitches, more messages from viewers and readers thanking us for creating this platform. Joana, Carolina and myself have been putting in the time and resources, and the work is already beginning to pay itself off. We want to begin to find the resources available to raise capital so we can continue ensuring an online mainstream space for creatives of color.  

The funding from this campaign will be invested in the following: 

1. Operational overhead, which will support the continuation of content creation/publication. 

2. Branded Merchandise 

3. Resources for our Youtube & podcast series, including a monthly freelance video and sound editor. 

4. An on-staff graphic designer that will create advertisements for our upcoming issues as well as promotional material for submissions and more! 

5. An on-site web developer. 

6. Compensation for team members for editorial work on a freelance basis. 

                        Our incredible team includes the following:

CAROLINA MEURKENS: Co-Founder/Editor-In-Chief/Health, Sex & Wellness Editor/Prose Editor

KIMBER MONROE: Co-Founder/Director of Operations/Marketing Director

JOANA MEURKENS: Co-Founder/Art Director/Music Editor

CITRINE GHRAOWI: Politics Editor

MAYA RENEE CASTRO: Theatre, Film & TV Editor

STEPHANIE EYOCKO: Food Editor

TAYO OMISORE: Poetry Editor

GINA-SOPHIA ZAMUDIO: Social Media Manager

 

Please be sure to check out ISSUE 3 of Mixed Mag, now on our site as well as visit us on Instagram and Twitter and thank you so much for supporting marginalized voices!

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MERCH BAG (Small): Mixed Mag sticker, pencil and thank you note from the Editorial Team! 

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MERCH BAG (Small): Sticker, pencil & thank you note from the Editorial Team! 

Choose one of the following items:

- Water bottle

- Phone wallet

- Tote bag

- Set of postcard prints (5) from Art Director Joana Meurkens

- A personalized meditative soundscape by Poetry Editor Tayo Omisore

- Editorial notes on your creative writing piece by Editor-in-Chief Carolina Meurkens. 

 

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MERCH BAG (small): Sticker, pencil, phone wallet, set of postcard prints (5) from Art Director Joana Meurkens, thank you note from the editorial team.

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

- Water bottle

- tote bag

- 1 on 1 creative writing workshop with Editor-in-Chief Carolina Meurkens

- 30 minute intro language lesson with Politics Editor Citrine Ghraowi (offering French)

- 30 minute intro language lesson with Food Editor Stephanie Eyocko (offering Chinese).

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MERCH BAG (medium): Sticker, pencil, phone wallet, set of postcard prints (3) by Art Director Joana Meurkens, water bottle, thank you note from the editorial team. 

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 

- Tote bag

- Personalized poem by Poetry Editor, Tayo Omisore

- Directing/acting coaching session with Theater, Film and TV Editor Maya Renee Castro

 

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100.00 USD
FULL MERCH BAG + MORE!

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FULL MERCH BAG: Sticker, pencil, phone wallet, water bottle, tote bag, set of postcard prints (3) by Art Director Joana Meurkens. 

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Mixed Mag beaded bracelet 

- Personalized jingle by Poetry Editor Tayo Omisore

- 1 on 1 creative writing workshop with Editor-in-Chief Carolina Meurkens (1 hr) 

- Review of your short film in upcoming magazine issue by Theater, Film & TV Editor Maya Renee Castro

- Review of your music album in upcoming magazine issue by Music Editor Joana Meurkens

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MERCH BAG (Full): Sticker, pencil, phone wallet, water bottle, tote bag, set of postcard prints (3) by Art Director Joana Meurkens, Mixed Mag beaded bracelet, thank you note from the Editorial team. 

CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 

- Limited Edition Printed copy of ISSUE 1 

- Screenwriting coaching session with Theater, Film & TV Editor Maya Renee Castro 

- Limited Edition T-Shirt 

 

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Monetary Contribution

This level is a PAY WHAT YOU WISH! Help our platform get up and moving! We appreciate anything and everything! 

15 Supporters
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10.00 USD
MERCH BAG (small)

Contribute at this level and receive: 

MERCH BAG (Small): Mixed Mag sticker, pencil and thank you note from the Editorial Team! 

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25.00 USD
MERCH BAG (small) + MORE!

Contribute at this level and you'll receive: 

MERCH BAG (Small): Sticker, pencil & thank you note from the Editorial Team! 

Choose one of the following items:

- Water bottle

- Phone wallet

- Tote bag

- Set of postcard prints (5) from Art Director Joana Meurkens

- A personalized meditative soundscape by Poetry Editor Tayo Omisore

- Editorial notes on your creative writing piece by Editor-in-Chief Carolina Meurkens. 

 

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50.00 USD
MERCH BAG (medium) + MORE!

Contribute at this level, you would receive: 

MERCH BAG (small): Sticker, pencil, phone wallet, set of postcard prints (5) from Art Director Joana Meurkens, thank you note from the editorial team.

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

- Water bottle

- tote bag

- 1 on 1 creative writing workshop with Editor-in-Chief Carolina Meurkens

- 30 minute intro language lesson with Politics Editor Citrine Ghraowi (offering French)

- 30 minute intro language lesson with Food Editor Stephanie Eyocko (offering Chinese).

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12 Supporters
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75.00 USD
MERCH BAG (large) + MORE!

Contribute at this level and you'll receive: 

MERCH BAG (medium): Sticker, pencil, phone wallet, set of postcard prints (3) by Art Director Joana Meurkens, water bottle, thank you note from the editorial team. 

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 

- Tote bag

- Personalized poem by Poetry Editor, Tayo Omisore

- Directing/acting coaching session with Theater, Film and TV Editor Maya Renee Castro

 

147 Left
3 Supporters
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100.00 USD
FULL MERCH BAG + MORE!

Contribute at this level and receive: 

FULL MERCH BAG: Sticker, pencil, phone wallet, water bottle, tote bag, set of postcard prints (3) by Art Director Joana Meurkens. 

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Mixed Mag beaded bracelet 

- Personalized jingle by Poetry Editor Tayo Omisore

- 1 on 1 creative writing workshop with Editor-in-Chief Carolina Meurkens (1 hr) 

- Review of your short film in upcoming magazine issue by Theater, Film & TV Editor Maya Renee Castro

- Review of your music album in upcoming magazine issue by Music Editor Joana Meurkens

144 Left
6 Supporters
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150.00 USD
MERCH BAG + MORE!

Contribute at this level and receive:

MERCH BAG (Full): Sticker, pencil, phone wallet, water bottle, tote bag, set of postcard prints (3) by Art Director Joana Meurkens, Mixed Mag beaded bracelet, thank you note from the Editorial team. 

CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 

- Limited Edition Printed copy of ISSUE 1 

- Screenwriting coaching session with Theater, Film & TV Editor Maya Renee Castro 

- Limited Edition T-Shirt 

 

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