The Power of Print

Sidepiece Magazine is a for-benefit organization aiming to empower women through education in a print and digital form.

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Project Description

Sidepiece Magazine is a social enterprise, as well as an independent magazine. It will be certified as a benefit corporation to empower women through education in a print and digital platform.  

From a young age, girls are conditioned to uphold the roles and characteristics that society has assigned to the female experience: dependent, obedient, and virtuous. While some may favor this experience, it’s a singular one in a spectrum of roles that are available to women. 

Although navigating womanhood might be confusing and oftentimes exploitative, it’s more important now than ever to create an inclusive space for women at any stage – devoid of race, sexual orientation, age, or sex assignment.

Sidepiece Magazine’s mission is to shed a comprehensive light on all aspects of gender roles, sexuality, and the female experience through narratives, interviews, articles, and artwork to ensure no woman feels isolated or illiterate when it comes to their body. Often, the first step of healing is simply sharing one’s story.

 

Every magazine will cost the reader $15 plus shipping. For every magazine sold, $5 will be donated to Tru Harbor, a nonprofit facility for children in Indiana who have been sexuality exploited and/or have survived sex trafficking.

At Tru Harbor’s core, they help catch children who have fallen. Fallen on hard times, fallen between the cracks, fallen from grace. They pick them up, stand up for them, teach them to stand on their own. Then they watch them give back to their families, their neighborhoods, their communities, and their world. For more information, visit www.yocinc.org.

We hope to incite a form of unity among women. Women who are exploring their womanhood. Women who do not fit into the heteronormative category. Women who have ever been abused. Women who are looking for answers about their bodies. Women who have a story to tell. Sidepiece Magazine will address these concerns by educating and encouraging women, pushing them to be effective role models and encouraging them to break the cycle of inequality.

This strong unity of women will be from all walks of life. Youngsters, mothers, college students, and the like will find something relatable in Sidepiece Magazine. Because of this, our readers will hit several target demographics for products advertised in Sidepiece.

Unlike Sidepiece Magazine, some magazines cater to exclusive audiences such as women of color, working moms, art and design enthusiasts, etc. Sidepiece Magazine purposes its audience to those who have ever encountered abuse, who need educational resources on their sexual and reproductive health, and a boosted mental health–reassuring their “nontraditional” lifestyle is not something of which to be ashamed. 

Sidepiece Magazine’s intent is to discuss and challenge the idea of the female experience.

Sidepiece Magazine offers a sentiment that is distinctive to its readers by providing candid, poignant narratives, artwork, and illustrations from women who have been “there” in their struggle yet survived. Sidepiece Magazine is not just another female magazine; it is an essential book for prevailing successfully in sisterhood today.

 

 

 

We hope you’ll consider giving to Sidepiece Magazine. We rely on generous people like you to donate the time and money that makes our work possible. Your dollars are the first step in the cycle that will help us generate our own revenue and build our collective. Your donation will help us secure resources for production such as:

•printing costs
•marketing collateral
•social media advertisements
•content management systems
•co-working hubs
•photoshoot supplies

Updates

The Project FAQs

 

 

 

03/15/2019
Monetary Contribution
$5
02/04/2019
Monetary Contribution
$1
02/01/2019
Monetary Contribution
$2
01/28/2019
Signed Magazine, Tote & Postcards
$40
password
01/27/2019
Monetary Contribution
$3
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
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$10
Sidepiece Postcards

Get a four-pack of Sidepiece postcards featuring photographers and illustrators from Volume 1.

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$25
Sidepiece Tote & Postcards

Carry the first volume of Sidepiece Magazine in our exclusively designed tote. Also receive a four-pack of Sidepiece postcards.

0 Supporters
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$40
Signed Magazine, Tote & Postcards

Receive a signed copy of our limited edition first volume from founder Aubrey Smith along with the Sidepiece tote and postcard set.

1 Supporter
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$80
Poster, Signed Copy, Tote & Postcards

Receive a large-format print of our selected illustration works featured in the first issue, our signed limited edition of the magazine, a tote bag, and a set of postcards.

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$100
Newsletter Feature & Launch Tickets

With your contribution, you will receive a personal feature and interview with links to your business in our monthly newsletter. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a tote, a large-format print, and a set of postcards.

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$160
Behind The Scenes

With your contribution, you will receive an invitation to catch us behind-the-scenes on a photo shoot. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

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$250
Let's Be Official

We'll list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

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$500
Say It Like A Pro

With this contribution, a senior editor from our team will closely edit a story you've written (up to 2000 words). We’ll ensure your story will be structurally sound.

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

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$1,000
Celebrate Your Mission

If you business is aligned with our mission and message, you will receive a full-page spread about your company.

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

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$2,000
Sharing Is Caring

Your generous donation will provide you the opportunity to sponsor up to two stories in the publication, prominently displaying your company's logo and tagline. Businesses aligned with our mission and message will also receive a full-page spread about your company.

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
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$3,000
Let's Get Creative

For new businesses looking for branding and marketing, or for existing businesses considering a rebrand, enjoy the following services provided by our art team:

  • Evaluation of your current brand

  • Consultation consisting of strategic questions to learn more about the direction and message for your company

  • Branding services including logo, color palette, and typography

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

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$5,000
Boost Your Business

Rev up your business's branding and marketing strategies to show off how incredible your business really is. A member of our art team will provide:

  • Evaluation of your current brand

  • Consultation consisting of strategic questions to learn more about the direction and message for your company

  • Branding services including logo, color palette, and typography

  • Media Kit or Brochure

  • Business Cards

  • Website Landing Page

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
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$10,000
The Whole She-Bang

Blow your clients away with your fully branded and iconic business. A member of our art team will provide:

  • Evaluation of your current brand

  • Consultation consisting of strategic questions to learn more about the direction and message for your company

  • Branding services including logo, color palette, and typography

  • Media Kit or Brochure

  • Stationary including business cards, letterheads, postcards, and envelopes

  • Website including home page and 3 other pages

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get our signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

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About the entrepreneur

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Sidepiece Postcards

Get a four-pack of Sidepiece postcards featuring photographers and illustrators from Volume 1.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Sidepiece Tote & Postcards

Carry the first volume of Sidepiece Magazine in our exclusively designed tote. Also receive a four-pack of Sidepiece postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
Signed Magazine, Tote & Postcards

Receive a signed copy of our limited edition first volume from founder Aubrey Smith along with the Sidepiece tote and postcard set.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$80
Poster, Signed Copy, Tote & Postcards

Receive a large-format print of our selected illustration works featured in the first issue, our signed limited edition of the magazine, a tote bag, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Newsletter Feature & Launch Tickets

With your contribution, you will receive a personal feature and interview with links to your business in our monthly newsletter. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a tote, a large-format print, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$160
Behind The Scenes

With your contribution, you will receive an invitation to catch us behind-the-scenes on a photo shoot. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Let's Be Official

We'll list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Say It Like A Pro

With this contribution, a senior editor from our team will closely edit a story you've written (up to 2000 words). We’ll ensure your story will be structurally sound.

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Celebrate Your Mission

If you business is aligned with our mission and message, you will receive a full-page spread about your company.

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,000
Sharing Is Caring

Your generous donation will provide you the opportunity to sponsor up to two stories in the publication, prominently displaying your company's logo and tagline. Businesses aligned with our mission and message will also receive a full-page spread about your company.

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$3,000
Let's Get Creative

For new businesses looking for branding and marketing, or for existing businesses considering a rebrand, enjoy the following services provided by our art team:

  • Evaluation of your current brand

  • Consultation consisting of strategic questions to learn more about the direction and message for your company

  • Branding services including logo, color palette, and typography

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Boost Your Business

Rev up your business's branding and marketing strategies to show off how incredible your business really is. A member of our art team will provide:

  • Evaluation of your current brand

  • Consultation consisting of strategic questions to learn more about the direction and message for your company

  • Branding services including logo, color palette, and typography

  • Media Kit or Brochure

  • Business Cards

  • Website Landing Page

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get a signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
The Whole She-Bang

Blow your clients away with your fully branded and iconic business. A member of our art team will provide:

  • Evaluation of your current brand

  • Consultation consisting of strategic questions to learn more about the direction and message for your company

  • Branding services including logo, color palette, and typography

  • Media Kit or Brochure

  • Stationary including business cards, letterheads, postcards, and envelopes

  • Website including home page and 3 other pages

We'll also list you as an official sponsor of the Sidepiece Magazine launch party and extend your sponsorship to either a woman of your choice or a lower-income reader from our community to cover his/her first issue and free entry to our launch party. You will also get our signed limited edition of our first issue, two tickets to the launch party, a large-format print, a tote, and a set of postcards.

0 Supporters
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