I decided to create Left Bank Magazine on a long subway ride home from work one evening- the “undiscovered” and underground art and music scene is quite inspiring, and I wanted to get more involved with it, as well as focus more on creating my own art.
In 2010, I launched what would become a fairly successful online magazine for the college demographic- a place for primarily female empowerment, a channel for global knowledge, and a venue to share personal art. At its peak, we had between 25-30 writers from California to Cairo, a few events under our belt, press coverage, content partnerships with a university and a “fiercely funny” comedy site for women, invitations to festivals across the globe, and a solid group of loyal readers.
It was quite the dream, but while an educational stint in London inspired me, graduate school had consumed me, and the project unfortunately fell slowly through the cracks. After moving to New York City, I found myself drawn once more to the places, people, and things that provide insight into the culture- street art, basement concerts, warehouse raves, and open mic nights in Brooklyn (RIP Tea Lounge). There exists a clear need for self-expression, one that I’ve found happens from the small town where I first went to college, to the cities across the world that I’ve traveled.
But, this time around, I want to do things a bit differently.
As I’ve been a journalist for just about 8 years, and a senior copywriter for global brands, I have found my voice–and you’ll hear it in the submission section every now and then. But other than that, none of this is about me at all: when it comes to the creation of art, and the expression of self, I don’t want to do anything to get in the way between the artist and their audience. Editor’s Space will be the tiny corner in a cafe where you can find me and my musings.
Thanks for reading and supporting what I hope will become my most successful online (and offline) endeavor.