Zora&Alice magazine’s mission is to be the premier online destination for quality reporting and analysis on issues that affect contemporary, young black women. At any given time, we hope to accomplish three of the four:
- To provide a fresh, intelligent voice for young black women
- To empower and uplift young black women as they develop unique identities
- To support and promote young black women as entrepreneurs, creators and pioneers
- To wear power pumps and rule the world like the stone cold forces we know ourselves to be
About the Name:
I've pursued more interests in my 23 years than I care to recount, but the constant through them all has been writing and literature. I'm very excited to be involved with Zora&Alice and hope you all will check it out in April at the time of its launch. Of course, I'll have lots to say about vintage fashion, among other things, so be sure to sign up for the Zora&Alice email list to stay updated on the magazine's progress.
Our name is inspired by the collection ” I Love Myself When I’m Laughing…And Then Again When I’m Looking Mean & Impressive,” an anthology of works by Zora Neale Hurston and edited by Alice Walker. Zora Neale Hurston was an iconoclast, underappreciated and condemned for her independence, whose many contributions to American literary canon would have been ignored were it not for the persistence of those she inspired, including Walker.