I have had a lifelong love of magazines (print magazines forever!). But I am pretty choosy about the magazines I purchase these days. I’m looking for magazines with fresh voices, representation of women of color, interesting perspectives, and beautiful imagery and stories that inspire me. Here are a few magazines on my radar that I would be willing to invest in as reading material and pretty additions to my coffee table.
Described on their website as “CRWNMAG exists to create a progressive dialogue around natural hair and the women who wear it. We’re reaching beyond trendy clickbait and #BlackGirlMagic to address the whole Black woman; a woman who is more educated, well-traveled and sophisticated than ever before — largely because generations before her have fought to ensure her seat at the table.”
Described on their website as “is an unapologetic celebration of + safe space for Black women.”
Described on their website as “a magazine for those that want to live thoughtfully. We believe in giving thought to what you put in and on your body, and how it affects the environment. We’re an independent publication inspired by nature + design.”
Darling Magazine – described on their social media as “more than a print magazine, Darling redefines beauty & empowers women.”
Described on their website as “an advertising-free women’s magazine on self, identity and meaning in today’s society. Womankind magazine features the top journalists, authors and artists in a 132 page, perfect-bound magazine – offering a signature mix of reporting and commentary on culture, creativity, philosophy, nature and ways to live a more fulfilling life.”
Described on their website as “the healthy living guide for today’s African woman. We began as Nigeria’s first women’s health magazine and have grown globally to reach African women on the continent and across the diaspora as Africa’s leading health magazine.”
I’m looking forward to diving into the latest issues of all of these magazines soon!