I came across “Faithful Sister Magazine,” which seems like a positive alternative to all negative entertainment that young black girls are watching everyday. I’ve been doing research to find positive magazines out there for young African American teenagers, because it seems to be a demographic that is lacking positive resources, and this magazine is a gem. “Faithful Sister” was created by 23-year-old Pamela Holley-Bright who I read about in this article. It’s really inspiring for me to read about young people about my age who are starting their own creative ventures. Holley-Bright created the magazine because as she said “I didn’t see anything for my body type, makeup tips for my color skin, hair tips for my kind of hair…It just wasn’t working for me.”
The topics in the magazine look very relatable for young teenagers of color, and the layouts are fun and bright. Check out the website here or a preview of the current issue here. Maybe you can get a subscription for a young person in your life who needs inspiration.