Thank you to all of you who have reached out via our FB page, Twitter and Insta DMs, e-mails, and calls — many of you we’re meeting for the very first time. Because of this, and the extra push from Patrice of Miss Black US Ambassador (thank you, Patrice!), we’ve decided to give it one last ditch effort to #SaveSesimag. We only have 30 days to do, so, though. We also had a friend of Team Sesi start a Gofundme. If we raise $500 each day for 30 days, we’ll reach our goal and not have to shut down. So, if you’d like to — and are able to — help us, please read the below, and thank you all again.
I hate that I’m even having to write this, but I’ve held off long enough. The summer 2019 issue will most likely be Sesi‘s last.
For the past almost seven years, Sesi has given me purpose, and I honestly don’t want to do anything else with my life. But, at this point I have no other choice.
Thank you to all those who’ve ever subscribed, purchased single copies, or donated over the years. I hope you enjoyed the mag as much as my team and I enjoyed creating it for you. Unfortunately, we never secured enough funding to continue publishing, and this breaks my heart in the worst way.
As for refunds, right now, I’m working on figuring out how to deal with that, so please bear with me as I try to figure this out.
Thank you again to those of you who did support Sesi, the only teen magazine for Black girls on the newsstand. It meant the world to me.
Andréa Butler, EIC/Publisher, Sesi