Wednesday, October 7, 2015

High Fashion magazine for women of color will launch thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign

The Hannah Editorial Team via Hannahmag.com
It's been really nice seeing the faces of Beyonce, Rihanna and Lupita gracing the covers of Vogue and other major fashion magazines.  Being recognized as beauty icons in the world high fashion is extremely noteworthy.  Sometimes I wish we had an entire magazine dedicated to the celebration of the diversity that exists within the black culture.

Sure, we have Ebony and Essence. But, honestly, I can't tell you when the last time I flipped through one of their issues.  It just doesn't speak to me.  These magazines have a strong reader base and they pioneered the representation of black women in beauty and fashion. I respect what they do, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.  There's so much more to be said about the modern woman of color which is why I welcome new voices in this important conversation.
Enter Hannah mag.  An online space that celebrates the multi- faceted nature of the black woman.  Hannah brings such a beautiful aesthetic to the stories they share.  Their vision is to bring that striking aesthetic to a print book/magazine published biannually.  Hannah needed funding in order to become a reality, so they took to Kickstarter to garner the support of the community to help fund the launch.  On October 5, 2015, the Hannah team announced the successful completion of the campaign after receiving $7,000 above their established goal amount, thanks to the generous donation of eager supporters.

I'm really excited and look forward to the launch.  I'm not certain about their distribution strategy, but at the very least, I'm sure the first issue will be available on their website for purchase the minute it launches.  To get a sneak peak of their work, and to learn more about the upcoming launch, be sure to check out Hannahmag.com.  

 

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