Salty at Heart, a cultured print magazine, is a collection
of stories, interviews, photography, art, poems, and quotes aimed to inspire
and empower. This project brings the voices of women together, to be heard and
enjoyed by all, and serves as a platform for up and coming artists, musicians,
organizations, and movements. The content is quirky, fun, informative, light-hearted
and dripping with epic tales and thoughtful advice. This project is a powerful tool of change in itself, with many voices of varying perspectives coming together as one.
We aim to inspire
our readers to live sustainably, find balance, travel the globe, surf more, see more, laugh more, love more, and be all
they can be.
SECTIONS IN THE ZINE:
1. SURF: Rad surfers and all things sea-inspired
2. SUSTAINABILITY: Thoughts on environmental issues
& living a sustainable lifestyle
3. ART: Photography, film, painting, music, and much more
4. EMPOWERMENT: Uplifting content
that delves into humanitarian issues
5. BALANCE: Anything from yoga to conscious eating
6. TRAVEL: Surf trips and travel stories for all
the wandering souls
WHAT MAKES THIS MAGAZINE UNIQUE?
What sets us apart from other magazines is the "art
gallery" type layout, limited advertisement space, and the focus on
valuable content supportive of equality and healthy oceans and communities.This magazine is neither predictable nor conforming. It is organic and fresh, trendy and colorful, clean and simple.
An issue will be released bi-annually for higher quality content and
thoughtful, creative input. For future issues we also plan to donate part of the proceeds
from the magazine to partner organizations that focus on environmental and humanitarian
THE MAGIC MAKERS
Kirstin Thompson (right) - Editor in Chief- Kirstin, originally from sunny Florida, graduated with a BS
in Environmental Studies at Florida State University and continues to take interest in sustainability and women's studies. As a freelance
writer, surf instructor, passionate traveler, environmentalist, and advocate of
all things ocean, Kirstin hopes to inspire
others to follow the path of the heart and take a creative approach to life in
a way that provides for a free and meaningful existence.
Frances Hernandez (left) - Art Director- Frances is
from Wilmington, NC and graduated with a BA in Advertising and Public Relations from
Appalachian State University. She currently works as a freelance graphic designer, and when she isn't creating or making music, Frances can be found dancing, snowboarding,
or getting her yoga on. Frances is also a self-proclaimed
foodie and aims to live life as if it were a musical!
WHAT IS THE MONEY GOING TOWARDS?
With your help, we will be able to print the first issue of
the magazine, establish a good quality website, and handle distribution. The money raised will give us the bare minimum to
create a solid foundation on which to continue and sustain this project for
future issues. But that’s not all...
By funding this project you are helping to create positive,
inspiring, and uplifting space, promoting healthy, creative lifestyles, and
bringing light to a sometimes overwhelming hectic world. We need you on our
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED...
- Contributors in Australia, the U.K., Berlin, Hawaii,
California, Florida, North Carolina, and all across the U.S.
- Interviews of three professional free surfers
- Content from various environmentalists,
photographers, artists, film makers, musicians, yogis, travelers, and other
- Quickly developed a following on our Facebook
- Tons of positive feedback & excitement for the
idea from people both locally and internationally
Risks and challenges
Every project has a chance to come across obstacles or hardships along the way. And there is bound to be some of that. Something could go wrong with printing, a sponsor could pull out last minute, a team member could leave us, some files could be lost, a zombie apocalypse could ensue….there are really endless possibilities. But that which cannot be controlled will not phase us…any obstacle that comes our way will be dealt with appropriately with the best possible course of action. We are determined to follow through with this project, and although some things could slow down the process, nothing will keep us from reaching our goal in the long run!