How we got started and what we stand for.
This publication is open to submissions and readership from anyone whose gender is systemically marginalized or who exists beyond the gender spectrum. This includes folks who are women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, agender, genderqueer, gender fluid, trans feminine, trans masculine, and anyone who feels this magazine is a space for them.
Additionally, although the publication is titled ‘SheThey,’ we welcome and encourage submissions and readership from folks of any pronouns and neopronouns. SheThey aims to share perspectives from folks of all races, abilities, ages, religions, nationalities, and sexualities. Any and all forms of art and literature are accepted.
100% of proceeds after production costs are donated to various mutual aid funds and organizations. So far, SheThey has raised money for the following funds;
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Trans Housing Coalition, Navajo Hopi Covid Fund, ZACAH Fund, Blood on the Leaves Documentary Fund, and Take Action MN.
Click below to learn more about the funds we've donated to.
The mission of SheThey Magazine is to open more dialogues about the experiences of folks who are marginalized because of their gender identity through impactful art and literature. With an intersectional feminist lens, we want to give this community a resource where they have a voice to share what it is like to live in their skin and showcase their creative work. The goal is to cover any and all subjects relevant to these folks.
SheThey Magazine is queer, biracial, and woman-founded and run. It was started by our founder, Sydnney Margova Islam, a queer second-generation, Bengali-Slovak American. Passionate about having more conversations about identity and trauma, she created SheThey to provide a resource of information she wished she would have had years ago. For so long, she struggled alone with her racial identity, mental health, and sexuality, but finally found solidarity and community when sharing stories with her peers. Often we feel alone in the way we experience life which can be isolating and othering. But more often than not, we share a lot of these experiences with those around us. Hearing others talk about similar challenges, joys, traumas, and passions helps us feel less alone and provides us with a community space to express ourselves, be heard, and begin conversations about these difficult topics.