WE NEED YOUR HELP
We want to create a magazine that challenges the limiting narratives so often found in women’s magazines, one issue at a time. We are crowdfunding to make this possible.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO SUPPORT OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
The theme of Issue 1 is: ‘Mirror Mirror’, exploring self-love, confidence, identity and body positivity, actively challenging the narrow definitions of beauty and lack of diversity found in many women’s magazines, featuring creatives and entrepreneurs who are working on related projects and individuals who are raising these conversations.
The front cover has already been designed by the incredibly talented artist Olivia Healy. The magazine will be printed by Park Communications (printers of Printed Pages, Clash Magazine, Riposte, Puss Puss and many more). The magazine will be created entirely by women. A portion of the cover price of each issue will be donated to women's charities.
WOMEN WANT TO READ A MAGAZINE LIKE ASH
Our research shows that although there are some amazing feminist magazines in circulation, a lot of women just aren’t aware of them, indicating that we simply need more of them on the market.
Of almost 200 women surveyed:
- Just two women named feminist magazines in their top three favourite titles
- 70% said they would read a magazine with a feminist angle
- 59% think there is too much emphasis on celebrities
- 54% find women’s magazines to be generally uninspiring
- A giant 81% said they would buy a magazine if some of the proceeds were donated to charity.
Ash shows reality, not ‘perfection’. We are fiercely intersectional. We champion everyday women, not celebrities.
Those donating money will receive physical and digital copies of the magazine, honorary mentions in print and more. Join us and change the conversation!