How can you support Black creatives, Black media, Black girls, and Black culture during Black History Month and beyond?

Donate to make sure the *only* print magazine for Black teen girls stay in publication — with just $5 a month.

(Plus: All donors will be credited as Assistant Publishers in the magazine.)

Donate to Black media like Sesi magazine. Photo displays Sesi's fall 2016 issue with cover girl China Anne McClain laying on a table next to a disposable coffee cup. Text on the image says, "Sesi is kind of like a safe space, just on paper." -@iambriyonce, reader
Reader-Submitted Photo: @rayfancylifestyle

So, how much do we need?

Here’s the breakdown per quarter (per issue):

To Print: $8,000–$10,000
To Ship: $2,500–$3,000
To Support Black creatives (our writers, photographers, designers & Illustrators): $5,000–$6,000

If 1,250 people (we need 1,186 more) donate just $5 a month, that, combined with our EIC’s three side-hustles, will ensure we always have enough to stay in print and continue publishing.

Thank you to our current assistant publishers!

Graphic of list of names of recent donors to Sesi magazine, who are listed as assistant publishers in the latest issue.

Give voice to Black teen girls in a media space where they are virtually invisible.

The burden of protecting Black girls should not be placed on the shoulders of Black girls alone, but on the shoulders of adult allies who can honor their innocence as children and adolescents and provide them with safe spaces to develop their identities in a healthy and positive way.

Opara, Ijeoma, et al. “Feeling Invisible and Unheard: A Qualitative Exploration of Gendered-Racist Stereotypes Influence on Sexual Decision Making and Mistreatment of Black Teen Girls.” Youth & Society, vol. 54, no. 4, May 2022, pp. 527–546

“I love that [Sesi is] a magazine focused on a group of girls who are often some of the most judged. It’s kind of like a safe space, just on paper.” —@iambriyonce, reader

You can make sure Black teen girls always have accurate, positive representation in magazine media by donating now.

Your contribution can:

❇️Ensure there’s always enough funding to pay the freelance writers, photographers, illustrators, designers, and other contributors who help create this magazine for the Black girls in your life.

❇️Cover other production costs, such as printing and shipping, so the magazine can be distributed to the Black girls in your life in a timely manner.

❇️EnableSesi continue to produce the only teen magazine specifically made for the Black girls in your life now and yet to come.

*Your contribution does not count as a charitable donation for tax purposes. But, it will allow Sesi — the only print magazine for Black teen girls based in the U.S. — to continue publishing and covering the stories no one else does.