Frequently Asked Questions:

*If your question isn’t answered here, write to us at sesimag@gmail.com to send us yours!

1) What is Sesi magazine, anyway?

Sesi (which means “sister” in the Sotho language of South Africa) is a print, teen magazine for Black girls. You heard right. No more waiting for those “mainstream” magazines to get with the program; we started our own thing. Sesi is THE mag to read all about your favorite celebs, your beauty, your issues, your culture, and oh, so much more! We cover the Black girl’s mainstream.

2) Is Sesi an online magazine?

Nope.  Sesi is a print magazine, but for now, it’s sold online. You can get yours by clicking the subscribe tab above.  Choose a one-year subscription, or order a single copy, and pay easily with Paypal. Your magazine will be printed and shipped to your doorstep.

3) Can I buy Sesi in stores?

Starting June 15, 2018 — yes!! After five years of trying, Sesi was finally approved to be sold in Barnes & Noble!! We are BEYOND excited! We should know the exact locations of the B&N stores that will carry the mag by March, so keep checking back.

4) Can I give a gift subscription?

You sure can! Just click here!

5) My issue never arrived. What do I do?

Your first issue will arrive within 6 to 8 weeks after your subscription has been ordered. Subsequent issues will arrive as follows: Spring issue (between the middle of March and the middle of April), Summer issue (between the middle of June and the middle of July), Fall issue (between the middle of September and the middle of October), and Winter issue (between the middle of December and the middle of January). (NOTE: If you place your order in between publication cycles, your first issue will arrive toward the end of the shipping cycle of the issue with which your subscription begins.)

If it’s been 6 to 8 weeks since your initial subscription and/or your magazine has not arrived within the specified timelines above, we may have an incorrect address on file or we may not have received your payment. E-mail us at sesimag@gmail.com to verify if your name and address are correct. Other reasons that may cause a missed issue:

  • Did you recently move? We may not have your change of address on file. Update yours here.
  • Your subscription may have expired or not yet begun.
  • The postal service may be experiencing delivery delays due to severe weather.
  • If none of the above applies, e-mail us at sesimag@gmail.com and let us know which issue you missed. We’ll extend your subscription to compensate for that missed issue. (EX: If you missed the spring issue and your subscription ends the following winter, we’ll extend it through the following spring.) 

Please notify us immediately of a missed issue. We will not be able to extend a subscription because of a missed issue if more than three months has passed since shipping of that missed issue, per the shipping schedule above.

6) How do I cancel my subscription?

We hope you never go (obvi), but if you must, simply send an e-mail to sesimag@gmail.com with “Cancel My Subscription” in the subject line. In the e-mail message, please include the payee’s name and address, along with the name of the actual subscriber. A refund check will be issued to the payee for all the remaining copies that have not been mailed at the time of cancellation.



6 Comments on FAQ’s

  1. Do you think Sesi would be an appropriate mag for my client: 10 y/o african american girl adopted (at birth) by single white mom. Girl is quite immature for her age, has many mental health diagnoses but is so curious about black girl culture and so insightful about her own struggles. I am an asian woman and I want her to have age appropriate positive media in her life.

    • Hello! Sesi is a teen magazine, so it’s probably a bit too old for a 10-year-old. Our target audience is made up of teens ages 13-19. We do have 12-year-olds and 20- and 21-year-olds who read it, but 10 is a little too young. Just a few more years, though, and she’ll be ready! 🙂

  2. I bought my daughter a gift subscription for her birthday (July 2016.) It arrived within 6 weeks in a protective bag in a bubble wrap envelope – already impressed, considering the subscription is $10 (very inexpensive!!) and the considerate shipping is always appreciated.

    I waited to read it until my daughter did. AS AN ADULT, I would absolutely subscribe to this magazine. I was blown away. I wish I knew more young black girls so I can buy them a gift subscription!

    And yes, my daughter absolutely LOVES Sesi. She said, “Every page had something I can use or learn about. I love how they talk about natural hair !” She went on and on about the hair tips/articles/love since maintaining a chemical free ‘do is a priority for her.
    She also loved how the different articles/topics appeal to different types of personalities. One article that stood out to her provided facts about Freshman year of college. She also liked how an article helped shy girls. She is only 12 but she felt like all the information was so helpful and it all made sense.

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