5 Magazines To Fuel Your Feminist Fire

Posted by Maddie Nikolaidis
(@Maddie Nikolaidis)

‘Zine Me, Please

Searching for some fresh, new content to give your library of feminist reading materials the boost it needs? You’ve come to the right place! We supplied a short-but-sweet, carefully selected list of 5 magazines you should be sure to flip (or click) through.


Photo Credit: RenderFoodMag.com

An independently published print zine on a mission to smash the oppressive systems that exist in the food industry — one disrupter at a time. The team is committed to covering issues such as race, gender, and class in a food industry-centric manner. The mag writes praise for women-identifying, trans, and non-binary women doing big things in the food world; offers insightful critique and reflection on  contemporary food culture, and informs readers with knowledge on the food we eat and the global impact of food systems.


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Calling all female drummers: this one’s for you! But even if you don’t drum…check this ‘zine out. TomTom serves as the ultimate go-to guide for the low down on girl drummers and beat-makers from around the globe. They’re on a mission to inspire girls of all ages to pursue drumming by exposing the dope-ness of female percussionists, all while strengthening and enhancing the community of an otherwise under recognized scene.


Illustration: Mai Ly Degnan; Photos: Heather Moore (House Of Collection); Molly Cranna (Flamingo Fashion); Linda Xiao (Nail Polish)

By women, for women. This magazine has “an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female.” Rooted in 1993, Bust collabs with bright, young, influential women to make cutting-edge lifestyle and website content. The brand features interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex, and news on female concentrated topics for culturally aware women interested in staying on-trend.


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A platform for coverage on fashion, beauty, music, and pop culture; Oyster Magazine showcases exclusive features on fashion and art editorials, interviews, and fresh up-and-coming international talent. Check out this ‘zine for a refreshingly unconventional news source on the extent of female prowess.


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On a quest to celebrate narratives and longform journalism by women, “The Riveter serves as an example of what women’s media should look like: thoughtful, dynamic, and complex.” This mag wants to highlight the relevance of commonly-dubbed ‘women’ journalistic topics such as beauty, fashion, dating, and health. “Ralph and Demkiewicz founded the magazine to allow multi-dimensional stories to live alongside conversations of lifestyle, because they believe women’s storytelling is much more diverse than what traditional magazines allow.”

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