Women's Magazines Are Not One Size Fits All
While you can find a magazine for most other demographics, it is difficult to find a mainstream magazine for the plus size woman. When you can, it usually only focuses on plus size fashions, and even then, still does not realistically address the real woman. That's where Seriously! Plus What? comes in. While we love fashion, and we do mean LOVE IT! Breathe It! Obsess Over It! We are also striving to create a place that gives a real voice to the modern plus size woman and her lifestyle.
Not only is Seriously! Plus What? for plus size women, it was also created by plus size women. So, we have walked the walk and talked the talk, and can give you our first hand knowledge and experience. Unlike other publications, we definitely don't think that your size should limit your experiences or the way you feel about yourself. We support an active at any size lifestyle and we encourage you to try new things and have new experiences.
Your Size Does Not Define You
Seriously! Plus What? is more than a magazine, it's a call to action.
It's a reminder that just because we happen to be a certain size, doesn't
mean we shouldn't want the same things skinny women want. We can be
active. We can be fashionable. We can be current. We can be sexy. We can
be anything we want to be. Your size does not define you.
In our "thin is in" culture, the word plus may be viewed in a negative context, but we don't see it that
way. We believe plus stands for more than just our clothing size. And, we
believe you are more than just a number.
Seriously! Plus What? is a new quarterly magazine for the plus size woman. The debut issue will be available Fall 2012, if our funding is successful. Should we not make our goal, we will post the content we've already created for the debut issue, on our website this fall. But we will be unable to produce the professional 80+ pages, full color, perfect bound magazine and its corresponding digital copy.
The digital copy of the magazine would be available in PDF format. The PDF can be read on Kindle (and other
ebook readers), the iPad (and other tablets), as well as on your computer.
"Remember We Can Only Publish The Magazine If We Reach Our Full Goal Of $12,000"
Below is just an example of how the debut issue could look. Our cover image and feature articles would be voted on by our Kickstarter Editorial Assistants (for more info, check out the rewards section to the right).
The money we are raising will go to hiring a professional
photographer, models, layout design, software and printing costs. We'll also use the funds raised to
cover the costs of the rewards and Kickstarter & Amazon fees.
In addition to the above costs, we would also like to bring on additional writers for feature articles. These feature articles would be written by some of today's top plus size bloggers and writers.
How is Seriously! Plus What? different from other magazines?
Since our goal is to empower and educate today's modern plus size woman we will never make you feel bad about yourself or your body. Instead:
- We set realistic goals.
- We provide clear messages.
- We share relatable advice.
Additionally, the magazine will be packed full of great information focusing
exclusively on the plus size woman and her lifestyle. Imagine, advice and tips you can
actually use for a change!
- Fashion tips & trends that come in plus sizes (14-28).
- Lifestyle and health topics that encourage an active at any size lifestyle.
- Relationship and love articles written by plus size women.
- Rants and raves on the topics that matter to us.
- Gossip and advice. We're here to answer all your questions, and to
give you the run down on the latest fashion and celebrity news.
Here is a sneak peak at the inside of the magazine. Both articles are currently on our website, click on the image to take you there.
You'll also find articles on seasonal items, with our own special twist. Below is a summer article on setting a beautiful table for a down home barbeque written by our Czar of Style, Michele. She's also included her famous barbeque sauce recipe.
In addition to these great articles, we've got more examples of what you can expect to find in the magazine on our website.
To show our undying gratitude, the print version of the first issue of the magazine will only available to our generous Kickstarter backers. So don't miss out on this great opportunity!
We've also created some nifty rewards, we think you'll like. Check out the list on the right hand side to see everything we have to offer. From hand signed thank you cards and cool swag, to a Ladies Luncheon and advertising opportunities, we have something for everyone. Below, you'll find examples of our very cool merchandise!
Below is a close-up of the custom artwork printed on the tote bag and t-shirt:
When will you receive your rewards?
For US orders:
all water bottles, tote bags, t-shirts, and stickers will be shipped
with the magazine and have an estimated arrival date of the first week
in October, 2012.
For all other countries: the orders will be shipped at the same time as the US orders, but please allow for additional shipping time.
Who We Are
Seriously! Plus What? is made up of three co-founders who are passionate about educating and empowering the modern plus size woman. We each offer a unique perspective made up of our life experiences and passions.
Michele is the trendy one. She's a Contributing Editor & our Czar of Style. Michele is a trendsetter and fashionista.
Beth is the adventurous one. She's a Contributing Editor & our Lifestyle Guru. Beth is an adventurer and lifestyle adviser.
Amanda is the diva motivator extraordinaire. She's the Creative
Director & the final Contributing Editor. Amanda is a motivator and designer.
While we all have our own specialized skill sets, we each contribute to all the categories in the magazine. Individually, we know our stuff -- together we're unstoppable.
Thank You For Your Support!
We think it's about time that plus size women had
their very own mainstream magazine. If you agree, back our project!
You'll get some pretty cool stuff, we'll be eternally grateful and
you'll be responsible for making Seriously! Plus What? a reality.