The cover of the HerStory magazine. Limited edition physical issue. March 2021.
The cover of the HerStory magazine. Limited edition physical issue. March 2021.
HerStory Magazine

The HerStory magazine is a self-initiated project, with the intention of uplifting, showcasing and supporting all of those who identify as female in the creative industries.  
The magazine consists of 40+ female artists from all around the world and different areas in the industry, including- photographers, graphic designers, dancers, performers and the list goes on.

Through a series of interviews, I gathered everyone’s artworks and their stories together and presented them in a 144 page magazine, which was created and designed by myself. From the magazine, I hope to spread creative courage and inspire others, as well as emphasising the sense of community.
 
The final spread of HerStory showcasing all the participants. March 2021.
The final spread of HerStory showcasing all the participants. March 2021.
A selection of 6 double spreads from the HerStory Magazine. March 2021.
A selection of 6 double spreads from the HerStory Magazine. March 2021.
The fact that inspired the idea of the magazine. Limited edition physical issue. March 2021.
The fact that inspired the idea of the magazine. Limited edition physical issue. March 2021.
The goal of the magazine is to work towards removing the stigma surrounding women pursuing a career in the typically male dominated creative industries. 
According to the Department for Culture Media and Sport, the creative economy 'employs a lower proportion of women than the wider UK economy with 37.1% of jobs in the creative industries filled by women compared to 46.9% in the UK as a whole'.

This leaves little female role models for children and young adults to look up to, and therefore creative roles are less appealing for women.
With HerStory, the aim was to build a community of inspiring female creatives, in hope to empower other women to believe that they can achieve their ultimate goal.
Apoorva's spread, page's 11, 12 & 13. Digital copy. March 2021.
Apoorva's spread, page's 11, 12 & 13. Digital copy. March 2021.
Celine's spread, pages 31-34. Digital copy. March 2021.
Celine's spread, pages 31-34. Digital copy. March 2021.
Imogen's spread, page's 61-64. Physical copy. March 2021.
Imogen's spread, page's 61-64. Physical copy. March 2021.
A snippet of Charlotte's spread, pages 35-38. Physical copy. March 2021.
A snippet of Charlotte's spread, pages 35-38. Physical copy. March 2021.
Gabriella's spread, pages 51-54. Physical copy. March 2021.
Gabriella's spread, pages 51-54. Physical copy. March 2021.
A snippet of Jorja's's spread. Physical copy. March 2021.
A snippet of Jorja's's spread. Physical copy. March 2021.
A quote from Emma. Emma's work is on pages 40-43. Physical copy. March 2021.
A quote from Emma. Emma's work is on pages 40-43. Physical copy. March 2021.
The HerStory Magazine was highly commended for a Creative Conscience Community Award 2021 and has been featured on the Design By Women Instagram.
The HerStory Magazine is available to read online from the link below 

Happy reading ! ☺

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