Before Jordan and I ever thought about Wildheart as a print magazine, we talked over coffee about the stories that women carry with them and the power that those stories have when someone else hears them. Not just because in them we may find ourselves and the realization that we are not alone, but also because storytelling pushes the writer and the reader to step outside themselves and see things from a different point of view, to question the status quo. In doing so, they create connections and–even better–awareness of someone else’s reality.
The submissions we received for the upcoming summer issue are proof that you don’t have to be a professional writer to exercise the creative muscle within. Some of the stories did not fit in the issue’s themes, but we thought they still deserve a place where they can become catalysts for deeper thinking and radical feeling…so here we are!
This will be the place for you to engage with Wildheart content in between print issues. Think of it as your own, an online space to publish those pieces that are already written (whether on paper or in your head), learn something from your neighbors, and hopefully, have a good time all the while. This is your space.
Check back for our first journal post in the coming days. Thank you for your support this far, we are humbled and happy to be a part of your story.