Here's what happened: Two kickass ladies headed to the newsstand in search of a rad read, but left with nothing but disappointment. Being the resourceful types they are, these women chose to do something about it. They started their own, cooler magazine called Golly
, the awesome first issue of which is now available on Kickstarter
, ready to bring new life to a subway commute or coffee table near you.
Said kickass ladies behind Golly
are Roxanne Fequiere, editor in chief and "a great proofreader," and Alley O'Shea
, creative director and "terrible speller" (anyone else feeling the kismet?). In their hilarious Kickstarter video
, Fequiere and O'Shea explain their disappointment with women's mags filled with "bags that cost more than [their] rent" and "do WHAT with a donut?!" sex tips. Golly
is aimed at being a smarter, funnier, more diverse alternative (and it looks super cool, too).
The first issue features a Do The Right Thing
-inspired fashion spread, an interview with a lady astronaut, environmentally conscious beauty reviews, and an epic roundtable discussion on how to succeed in publishing with the most excellent editors we know, including the women behind Sassy
, Jezebel, Jane
, Rookie, Refinery29, and pretty much every other mag you've ever been obsessed with.
Fequiere and O'Shea financed the first issue out-of-pocket — but publishing ain't cheap. They're asking for your support to help create the next issues. Check out their Kickstarter here
. And, depending on how generous you are, you can snag yourself a magazine, a mixtape, a denim tote, and all kinds of other Golly
Click ahead for a behind-the-scenes look at Golly's
first issue. Because any magazine free of "Stars: They're Just Like Us!" headlines is one we can definitely get behind.