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:
•social media advertisements
•content management systems