About Protest Magazine

Protest Magazine is a group anthology and portfolio made possible by the creative work done by women of color. We encourage marginalized women to submit their thoughts in the form of essays, poetry, and articles for a possible collab with Protest. We’ll gladly accept art, illustration, and photography submissions, too. Basically, tell us your story the best way you know how. This space is carved out for the up and coming and those just getting started alike- take the leap. 


We encourage women to protest.

Anyone can tell you how scary and unpredictable starting a creative career can be, but it may feel even more daunting for women of color. It’s a thicker dilemma for marginalized women, we women society perpetually attempts to silence. There are lots of collectives, clubs, and institutions for the aspiring creative professional but most seem very white, very exclusive, and very male. I’m sure there are many other women who can feel me on this. There isn’t a shortage of talented women of color- we can make spaces of our own. Protest Magazine is a space of our own. Protest Magazine is a response to the exclusivity. We can tell our stories and share our work on our terms. We’ll promote and encourage each other; this is a collaboration of minority women who want to create something meaningful and beautiful together. This is a publication founded in empathy and emotion, with the purpose of creating connections and fortifying communities.



Protest was founded by Simone. Aspiring carefree black girl. Aspiring writer. Born, raised, and nurtured in the northeast, but, she is a wanderer. The stars aligned to bring her to New Orleans, where she resides and operates Protest Magazine. 

Protest Magazine is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Please consider making a tax-deductible (to the extent permitted by law) contribution to Protest Magazine. You contribution will go to the artists and writers who work with Protest.