INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S MAGAZINES WORTH READING

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It's no secret that I'm a magazine hoarder/endorser/obsessive. Whatever your interests may be, there's probably a magazine out there that covers it. (If not, why not make your own?)

You've probably heard of Kinfolk, Oh Comely et al. Putting those aside, here is a (far from exhaustive) list of my favourite women's indie magazines. They all happen to be British-based, too.

 

THE GENTLEWOMAN has gained a large following in recent years and it's not difficult to see why. The magazine prides itself as offering a "fresh and intelligent perspective" on personal style, and showcasing inspirational women from all walks of life. thegentlewoman.co.uk @thegentlewoman

LADYBEARD is a relatively new venture that explores a different theme each issue. The first was sex, issue two is 'the mind'. They "platform the voices you don't usually hear ... people who live any deviation from the straight, white, cis, able-bodied 'ideal'". ladybeardmagazine.co.uk @ladybeardmag

RIPOSTE profiles "bold and fascinating women whose achievements speak for themselves". This is further emphasised as the main interviewee's photo is placed on the back cover, rather than the front. Each issue features five ideas, four meetings, three features, two essays and one icon, covering a broad range of topics. ripostemagazine.com @RiposteMagazine

BEAUTY PAPERS is a refreshing alternative to just a few, product-led beauty pages in a magazine. Like Ladybeard, each issue has a theme: the most recent being 'plastic'. I swooned about it at length herebeautypapers.com @beautypapersmag