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Hey, Mercy! by Simone Jones

Mercy is here! Digital only for now but we’ll let everyone know when physical copies become available. See below to purchase a copy.

A BIG, WARM, LOVING thank you to everyone who helped, supported and wished us well! From strangers, to friends and family, anyone who send uplifting energy- thank you!

Creative Jenny Oh

Our beloved Jenny Oh created the cover and magazine art for the Mercy Issue. Jenny is an artist who centers her work on the health, movement, and beauty of the woman’s body. As someone who lives with endometriosis, Jenny has become an advocate for other people who live with these ailments, too. She’s also used her work support people involved in the justice system, mental health, and other social matters. She’s teamed up with organizations like the Bronx Freedom Fund, Endometriosis Foundation of America, and Monthly Gift.

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a thank you and an update by Simone Jones

Protest Magazine is grateful, and thankful, and still breathing.

We. Didn’t. Make. Our. Fundraiser. Goal. But Protest is still winning. The loss was a lesson and we’ll chalk it up to growing pains. We are growing. Recently, we were approved as a company to post calls for artists and writers in the career database of colleges in the country. Spots like The New School, Pratt, and Dillard are just a few of plenty. Calls for contributors went up on independent artist resource sites, too. You can find us on the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, Lambda Literary, and the Chicago Artists Resource sites for up and coming artists and writers.

Women are responding. Women are looking to protest oppressive social norms and provide commentary on society through creative work. Women are sending in their illustrations, poetry, essays and words of wisdom and we intend to work with them.

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Artists Call by Protest Magazine

Protest Magazine, Artists Call: Call for Submissions for issue one of Protest Magazine

We make art and put emotions and thoughts into words that interpret our different cultures, femininity and all other intersections we exist in. We are the vital voices of social commentary, we are vital voices of marginalized communities.

Protest Magazine is the anthology and portfolio created for femmes of color; consider Protest as a the temporary a home for your creative work. 

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Sustainability by Simone Jones

Women of color have the ability to create political and historical commentary through art and written work; their interpretation of culture, femininity and the many other intersections they exist in provides a glimpse into how these factors affect them as they navigate society. It's important that we're free to tell our stories without the threat of censorship. This is the reason Protest Magazine lives as a community sustained, independent company, this gives us the freedom to publish whatever we feel is necessary. This also means that a majority of our funding will come from the members of the community and those who support our agenda. In today's world, energy is converted to currency and money acts as fuel. We will be able to pay artists what they deserve with the donations we receive, more money raised means better compensation for contributors. Money goes to the artists as well as any expenses accrued during production so we can operate seamlessly as a company.

If you understand the importance of women’s well-being and artistic expression, we humbly ask you to consider making a donation to Protest Magazine. Protest Magazine is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501 (c) (3) public charity and non-profit arts service organization. You can make a tax deductible contribution through them today by following the link below.

*There are more ways to help, gather up those who believe in seeing more work from femme people, tell women of color about our mission. Get conversations going, support one another.Outreach plays a critical role in ensuring Protest Magazine serves its purpose.*

Donate to Protest to help the Mercy issue and support the artists.