There's Finally A Magazine For Girls That Isn't About Their Looks

by Jerriann Sullivan
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Image via Kickstarter.

Kazoo is the best new magazine for young girls

One day, a mom was browsing the magazine racks trying to find something her daughter would like. “I couldn’t believe that the newsstand was such a depressing place for girls,” longtime Conde Nast editor Erin Bried told Vogue. “Every single magazine we picked up for girls had a story on manners, a story on how to have pretty hair, and had a girl on the cover with makeup.”

She left the newsstand convinced we needed to do better for our daughters. And — along with her daughter — ended up starting the most successful journalism campaign in crowdfunding history. Whether you’re five or 35, you’re going to want a copy of Kazoo, the magazine that inspires girls to be “strong, smart, fierce and, above all, true to themselves.”

“We’ve got to let our girls know that they have other options. They can be loud. They can be messy. They can be strong. They can be intellectually curious about science, art, engineering—anything,” Bried told Real Simple. “I want to give girls the tools, and the space, to dream, build, explore, think and ask questions.”

Bried had a long, successful career in journalism as a writer and editor at places like Self, Glamour, and Women’s Sports & Fitness. And when the mom-daughter duo got to work launching their Kickstarter campaign to fund the first issue of Kazoo they realized they weren’t alone in their quest to create something magnificent for the young ladies of the world. In just 30 days, Kazoo became the most successful journalism campaign in crowdfunding history.

Having something awesome young girls can read is definitely the goal, but so is inspiring these fierce women of the future. “I want every girl to feel celebrated for being her smart, inquisitive, silly, strong self,” Bried explained. “I want her to know that the world is full of possibility. And I want her to know that she can do anything she wants to do.” So what’s in the first issue? Tons of cool stuff including instructions on how to build a boat, a Diana Nyad-themed maze about her swim from Cuba to Florida, science projects, and much more.

So how are Kazoo’s toughest critics – young girls – liking their first issue? See for yourself in the adorable video below.

You can order Kazoo online or pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble.

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