I have to admit, I’ve been spending a lot of time behind the scenes these days — my days are a mixture of working on a million different things all at once, and then being laser-focused for a few hours, taking a nap, walking my dog before he pees on the floor, ordering food, and then lasering in for another few hours. Last night I went to bed at 3 am, after doing some designing of newly-launched sites — one of which I’m about to mention — and was up again at 9am doing some freelance work. It’s been hell and also really rewarding, and after sharing an email exchange with one of my favorite artists, Banana Cream, and hiring a new columnist, I couldn’t be more thrilled to make a formal (albeit, late) announcement.
Left Bank College is here and I couldn’t be happier.
What started out as a drunk idea between me and my good friend/fellow Left Bank writer William, quickly turned into a deep passion project that. Left Bank Magazine is now the flagship if you will of the Left Bank Media brand, and Left Bank College has taken its place as my little baby. Many of you may not know this, but when I was in school I launched a site for college feminists, and spent a year after college building out the team, getting partnerships with some universities, and building a community of college (and recent alum) feminists. Working on and owning a magazine for college students means so much to me — I remember being in college like it was yesterday (hint, it was not lol) and I feel that a lot of growth happens during those years.
The idea of Left Bank College is to curate and share art (photography, music, poetry, choreography, film, etc.) that is being created at a collegiate level. But it’s more than just a little brother or sister site of Left Bank Magazine — it will have its own columns, its own unique content, and helpful resources on things like internships at art galleries and whether you need a band manager and how to land that job at name that music company (hint: Craigslist worked for me).
It’s a chance for me and my friends and former colleagues to share tips on being an artist, and a creative, after college, and help current and recently graduated students actualize their dreams. It took me about five years after college to do this whole Left Bank thing, what if there is someone out there wanting to start a profitable magazine that I can help guide now?
Here’s one of my favorite pics from college. Some things don’t change.