Hello. My name is Jen Doyle and I am a senior graphic design major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For my senior thesis, I am creating a publication called Brazen Magazine. This magazine is a collaborative production that celebrates and embraces the aesthetic, intellectual, and political impact of women on today's culture. This magazine focuses on the achievements of women and how feminism impacts their lives. Brazen strives to engage women of all colors, ethnicities, nationalities, sexualities, religions and cultural backgrounds. It fights to create a platform for women to voice their thoughts, embrace their identity and to speak out. Brazen Magazine aims to expand the definition and goals of feminism in order to create a better and more positive understanding of feminism.
I have constantly looked up to successful women in the arts for inspiration. I wanted to create a magazine that showcased the talents of women in order to empower them and my readers. Rather than impose my own opinions on what feminism is, I wanted to expose the different views and perspectives of feminism from women of all walks of life. Brazen magazine will cover topics dealing with feminism including gender, race, sex, politics, queer theory, intersectionality and more. This magazine will also educate readers on feminism and terms relating to this topic that can help inform both amateurs and experts on the topic.
Through this journey, I was able to expand my own knowledge of feminism and how I can become a better activist for women's rights. I was able to connect with friends and form new relationships along the way.
This 100 page full color magazine will include interviews with artists and showcase their artwork. These artists include Rowan Fulton, Carly Carlock, May Kim, Laura Weiner, Kira Keck, Margaret Anne Hines, Hannah Brancato of FORCE, Christianna Clark and many more.
The total amount budgeted to create this magazine and all the merchandise adds up to $3,000. 100 copies of this magazine will be printed through Blurb, which is a independent publishing platform. The rest of funds will be used to purchase a domain name and buy supplies to make all the rewards including stickers, patches, tote bags and posters etc.
For $1 or more, get access to project updates
For $10 or more, you will receive the PDF/eBook version of the magazine and access to the project updates
For $25 or more, you will receive a copy of the print magazine + all of the above (digital magazine and access to project updates)
For $35 or more, you will receive a copy of the print magazine with a pack of stickers/patches + all of the above (digital magazine and access to project updates)
For $50 or more, you will receive a copy of the print magazine with a tote bag + all of the above (stickers/patches, digital magazine and access to project updates)
For $75 or more, you will receive a copy of the print magazine with a poster + all of the above (tote bag, stickers/patches, digital magazine, and access to project updates)
For $100 or more, you will receive a copy of the print magazine with an artist print + all of the above (screen printed poster, tote bag, stickers/patches, digital magazine, and access to project updates)
For $250 or more, you can meet with the founder of Brazen Magazine and have your name on the credits page of the magazine. 2 copies of the print magazine + all of the above (artist print, screen printed poster, tote bag, stickers/patches, digital magazine, and access to project updates)
For $500, you are eligible to be interviewed by the magazine and have an article published in the magazine + all of the above included as well (2 copies of Brazen Magazine, artist print, tote bag, screen printed poster, stickers/patches, name in magazine, digital magazine, and access to project updates)
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges involved with this project include both the quantity of content and the limited production time that I have. I am interviewing a lot of artists and also have a lot of content to design but I have a large team of friends, collaborators and teachers that are constantly helping and giving feedback to keep me on track with my schedule and dead lines.
I promise to keep in contact with all my backers and keep them updated with the progress of my magazine through social media. Brazen Magazine will be a comprehensive magazine that highlights the impact of feminism through art but also educates readers on the importance of feminism and how it affect's today's culture.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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