Nerdy Girl Success, Inc. and the LeadHERship magazine is here to:

  • be a platform for women and girls of all ages so their stories can be told and their voices heard.
  • celebrate women who are blazing a trail for all of us whether they are our fore mothers, current peers or the future leaders.
  • shine a light on the unconscious biases that we have and examining them so we can understand and change.
  • find humor and common ground as these are necessary for creating bonds with one another, feeling connected and invested.

We are looking for original content in the form of

  • Sharing personal experiences related to the issue’s topic.
  • Discussion proving articles that are well researched  and connections between one’s personal experience and larger social issues.
  • Fictional pieces
  • Poetry or song lyrics
  • Interviews with women making an impact on their community.
  • Reviews of books, movies, podcasts and music that are women centered are welcome.
  • Photographs and illustrations that embody the issues theme.

Features are 2,000 to 2,500 words.

  • Interviews
  • Essay or Article
  • Personal Perspective

Reviews are 1, 000 to 1,500 words.

  • Movies, books, music or podcasts that focus on women and women’s issues

Issue Themes

Issue themes are idea starters rather than the four corners to stay within. We have listed below some key words and prompts that may assist you in any idea creation. There is no need to be literal in your thought process for your pitch. If you’ve got an idea that you think works for our magazine but you feel doesn’t necessarily fit the theme, please feel free to submit it anyway.

Pitch submitting dates for the Spring Issue are from 2/1/19 – 4/1/19

 

Spring 2019, Issue 2: Intersections

Nobody lives in a bubble. There are multiple boxes to check that describes you both on the outside as well as on the inside. Your culture. Your upbringing. Your experiences. All of these intersections have helped developed who we are as individuals and as a nation. We have all come to a crossroads in our lives where we have had to make difficult, sometimes life changing decisions. This issue is an opportunity to closely examine these intersections and how they influence our decisions and how we view the world around us.

Here are some thoughts and idea prompts:

  • the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.
  • a point at which a crucial decision must be made that will have far-reaching consequences.

 

KEY WORDS: intersectionality, crossroads, interchange, multifaceted, integrated, complex, multidimensional, intersectional feminism

You can check out these videos for more understanding and inspiration:

Crossroad Lyrics by Marty Robbins

Here I am all alone at the crossroads
And I watch as you disappear from sight
Leaving me so alone and unwanted
All alone at the crossroads of life

The highways we traveled together
Have vanished like a whisper in the night
Shall I turn right or left or go straight forward
You can’t turn back at the crossroads of life

Maybe someday you’ll be at the crossroads
And you’ll curse every minute of the night
Cause there’s no hell on earth like you’ll be living
When you’re alone at the crossroads of life

The highways we traveled together
Have vanished like a whisper in the night
Shall I turn right or left or go straight forward
You can’t turn back at the crossroads of life

 

PR

  • If you’re looking for LeadHERship to review your book, music, podcast, film we encourage you to be familiar with our organization. If you have something you think matches with our mission and would like us to review, please reach out to us.

Commission

  • Currently, we are working on a volunteer basis. No one is paid for their work on the magazine. 100% of any subscriptions goes directly to funding the work we do with teen girls.
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