An independently owned, Black-owned publication mainly funded by the community:

Black girls across the world โ€” in the United States, Germany, Japan, Australia, the UK, Canada, and the Bahamas, just to name a few โ€” look to Sesi for the representation they haven’t been able to find anywhere else.

From the 13-year-old reader who was in “awe” at all the Black Girl Magic Sesi serves up page after page to the 22-year-old subscriber who’s been down with the mag for five years to the teen who’ll discover Sesi for the very first time today, as she browses her local newsstand, our readers tell us the mag inspires them to go after their dreams, embrace their Blackness, and stay up on the latest, too.

And, they also inspire us. One subscriber reached out to pitch a virtual teen summit with the mag, which we hope to be able to fund for the summer. Another reader told us about how she completed her Girl Scouts Gold Award, and others have hit us up on social to share how they’ve given back to their communities, spoken out against injustices, and even launched their own businesses.

Sesi covers the Black girl’s mainstream — but it can’t exist without you.

We’re an indie magazine with no corporate backing and practically no advertising, so we rely on the generosity and support of our community all year long to help us fund printing (which is about $5,000 per issue), shipping (about $2,500 per issue), and paying our writers, photographers, and designers (about $5,000 per issue).

Our team of freelancers works together to tell stories about Black girls experiencing joy, overcoming struggles, and just living their lives. We introduce readers to dream careers, help them love the skin (and hair) they’re in, and provide a safe place for them to express their own words — many submit their poetry and short stories to us for publication consideration, and we’re honored to be one of the first places their work is shared with the world.

Your donation will help:

-Pay our freelance writers, photographers, illustrators, designers, and other contributors to the magazine
-Cover other production costs, such as printing and mailing

If you’re down with our mission and value what Sesi has done for you (or your teen), please take a minute to give what you can. Your donation will ensure our team can continue to produce and distribute the stories no one else tells.