Tell me more about Soulhub?
Soulhub is a destination website and biannual printed magazine full of personal stories of what makes people soulful. Soul People,Soul Words, Soul Places and anything that's made you feeling 'argh', Soul Food.
The website is a destination for anyone keen to be inspired. We feature reviews of therapeutic masseurs, ideas for courses and workshops to attend, organised walks to go on. Where people share very personal stories of what inspires them, and how their life journeys have unfolded.
How did it all start?
Soulhub was created as a response to a loss of where to go when life feels a little directionless and sometimes challenging. What to read, where to source information, who to trust, how to get therapy and where to escape to.
We launched the Soulhub website last September and have developed it from personal stories to events and reviews. We are now ready to bring more flavour to the brand and we need your support to turn Soulhub into a tactile, beautifully-crafted full of character and emotion printed magazine. We're collating and curating over 60 pages of stories, on matt paper stock, in a handy sized journal that will look great on a desk, in a boutique B&B or wild feminist shop floor!
What’s inside issue one?
The first edition will contain more incredible stories, some of which might inspire an action, others that will resonate with pain or joy. We've signed up Emma McIlroy, CEO of badass and wild feminist brand Wildfang, TV presenter Emma Crosby and James Garner as he shares his experiences of life in Norfolk, his business and creation of Godwick Hall and Great Barn.
Libby Moore, former Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey, host of Super Soul Sunday, will also be contributing, following 11 years working alongside Oprah.
*Contents of issue on subject to change.
Our vision for Soulhub is to create a physical space. A place that your heart knows and your soul craves. Somewhere in nature, where you can go to support and nourish your mind and body, that normalises therapy and where you can sit, read a book and drink a latte.
So tell me more about these rewards…
Reward One - We will acknowledge your gift in our first issue, and you will receive our first print run of the Soulhub journal.
Reward Two - As well as receiving a copy of the first print run, you have the opportunity to provide a one page advert in the magazine. We've limited the number, as we want to retain the authenticity of the magazine. We ask that your ad is in keeping with the ethos, so something nourishing for the mind and body would be perfect.
What your donations will go towards…
100% of our £3,000 target will go towards our first print-run of 1,000 journals. Soulhub is an independent publishing project.
What if we beat our target?
Additional funds will help us reward those who have already given so much of their free time to launch the website, newsletter and design this journal. So our first priority is to them, and thereafter to ensure Soulhub develops greater sustainability, and ultimately brings the vision of a sacred and fun space for others to work from and grow in.
What is important to us?
Soulhub is about community. It's about sharing knowledge and trust. It's about making the exploring and journey of life a normal pastime. Celebrating individuals and our uniqueness, light and dark.
It's about giving access to other liked-minded individuals. From those who enjoy walking in the hills, to those willing to delve into our complicated mind structures and try a Cacao Ceremony. Whatever makes you feel soulful, is right for you.
We're driven by a passion for story telling and sharing untold stories and seeing the beauty in simplicity. To uncover the authentic self and to encourage others that no story isn't worth being told, talked about and shared.
Risks and challenges
The only risk to the project is if the full funding isn't met, then we can't progress with our preferred printers and won't be able to fund the journal print.
We have all the content already. So unless the founder Carmen is sick and unable to work, then we could communicate the delay to all contributors.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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