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WTF is Make Muse: Make Muse is an online news and media website and print publication where you can find the muse to make a change to gender-based societal standards. By voicing experiences and propelling action, we dish daily information and inspiration.
We are dedicated to highlighting the vast and varied experiences of young women, girls, trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified and all of the cool things they do--on any scale. We’re a team of feminists, and if that word scares you, Make Muse might be the right place for you to explore what the f-word actually means through daily news, creative content, submitted work, and our coming print magazine.
With a curated collection of pieces available daily on our website, social media, and in our roundup weekly newsletter, we make it easy to stay informed and inspired to fight for female equality. Our Monday through Friday article collection dives into the topics of gender and feminism and their impact on body, career, politics, lifestyle, and art. The best of these stories make our weekly newsletter, sent out right when you need a distraction every Sunday night.
We're passionate about being a community, providing a platform for you to share your own work, and sharing true stories about real people. Along with our regular contributors of writers, photographers, and artists, we invite you to submit your work for inclusion on the website and in future print publications.
Introducing The Make Muse Magazine: Make Muse is about to be in your backpack, on your coffee table, and in your hands- not just online. We're celebrating the launch of our first print magazine this Fall. The magazine will expand on the themes Make Muse presents in its online form. We've designed this baby to be a keepsake, meaning it will be 120 pages of design, photography, and editorial pieces that look at feminine societal standards across our 10 sections. Designed to be a source of muse, we're curating and crafting something that every young woman will want her hands on.
I Need Details: The Make Muse magazine will be a semi-annual endeavor. This means that our first issue will come out in November 2018 and our next issue is expected in May 2019. We're pouring our hearts into every issue- creating something for you to savor for six months. Ten pages of each issue will be devoted to each of the ten sections that we cover. They'll be filled with special pieces written strictly for the magazine, the best of our submitted work, poetry, photo series, and more. The other pages will be devoted to other fun and games!
But Wait- Isn't Print Dead: We're more than a print magazine- we're a memento. Each issue is a piece of art, a diary of sorts, a source of inspiration. Our goal is to inspire you with the artistic muse to go out and make a change, specifically when it comes to feminine societal standards and existent gender roles. Just like the agenda that you carry with you every day, the notepad next to your desk filled with late-night hopes and dreams, or the worn paperback that you can't part with, we're fulfilling a need for a smart magazine for young women who know the value of offline content.
How Are You Different Than Other Magazines Out There: Our mission is to tell the stories of individuals doing cool sh*t on any scale, rather than focusing on known-names or celebrities. We're covering a wide range of intelligent topics- body, fashion, career, education, government, activism, wellness, community, art, and entertainment. It's a mouthful- we know. However, the print edition is designed to include a variety of categories because young women are not solely interested in style or food or art. They care about the world, are worried about their futures, and want to have fun in the midst of our global chaos, too. On top of that, being a young woman, non-binary, or femme individual comes with unfair societal standards and expectations. This magazine is about challenging gender roles and encouraging its readers to be daring, action-oriented, and most importantly, who they are, despite whatever society says they should be like.