A compilation of voices that want to be heard; a magazine of op-ed articles, creative writing, and art, a place not only for readers, but writers and artists.
Sifting through the internet age without drowning is a challenge- how do you keep up with schoolwork or a job, sometimes, often times, both, and still manage to read the news, read a book, find new music for the bus ride, and listen to what others have to say? No really, how do you? Because we find it near impossible. The Impassioned Voice is an attempt at curation and consolidation of the various avenues of modern day information in one monthly issue.
Our only requirements for our contributors are that you be passionate about what you write about, and that your words or art makes our readers care for at the very least, the length of your work, and that you are concise and clear. (If you’re not too confident, our editors will be more than happy to work with you.)
You can be twelve or eighty, an acclaimed journalist, a stay at home parent, a part time unicyclist. You can write about what you’ve learned through combining two musical genres, why sock puppets are the greatest thing since sliced bread, about quarks, German Expressionism, metaphysics, ice skating, write a love poem, or a story about a kindergarten’s daydream. You can combine them all in one, or instead tell us to look again at a point in history from a different perspective. The stage is yours.
So it’s summer over here in the northern hemisphere and my sister and I are starting up a little project, it’s a bit abstract as of right now, but the direction is clear: a compilation of voices that want to be heard, or in simpler terms, a magazine of op-ed articles.
We look at our generation in disdain: kids on their iPhones texting their friends who have nothing better to do. A failing environment, education system, economy, government, you name it, and all we care about is what Lady Gaga’s new single is about.
I think otherwise. The open-mindness I see within my generation is unparalleled to anything before, and I can not begin to describe the beauty of an open mind meeting a pair of lips to share its wisdom.
This is a call to any activists, dreamers, writers, artists, and anyone who’s given a damn about something in their lives, to write, to take a picture and share it with the people who want to witness it. You can be a musician trying to combine two volatile musical genres, you could be someone who writes poems about a culture clash. You can be someone who wants to voice an opinion of the Middle East or our rapidly declining coral reef ecosystems. You can even be a parent convinced that sock puppets are the best thing since sliced bread. If you believe in it, and you think others should too, you’re welcome here.
As of now, The Impassioned Voice, is just a project of two sisters looking to do something productive over their summer, and really, I just love hearing what people have to say. But hey, I’m a dreamer, and some day there could be a printed copy of our magazine circulating the newsstands, carrying your voice, so why not?
If you’re interested, want to show something you’re written, or honestly just have a question, leave something in our ask box and we’ll get back to you!
And I mean, if you just want to read and follow, that’s cool too.