Misadventures Mag was founded in 2013 when a group of women were completely fed up with male-dominated (focused and written by) outdoor magazines (move over, Outside!). The on-line (with new print option!) magazine is written by women and includes interviews, book reviews, gear reviews, how-to’s, and everything in between. There are so many incredible women adventurers, do-ers, and creators of all kinds highlighted. This is by far my favorite “outdoorsy” magazine! Not exactly a “blog” per se…
Fit and Feminist whose tag line reads, “Because it takes strong women to smash the patriarchy.” Caitlin Constantine, a journalist that works for a digital media producer, writes the majority of the blog. There are also occasional guest posts. This blog has been up and running since 2011, so there are a multitude of well-written and usually funny blog topics to choose from. You can read anything from beginning weight-lifting advice to the politics of food to supporting body positive athletic clothing companies…This is not a blog with a bunch of instagram pictures of insanely ripped people to make you feel like shit. This is just a super smart and weirdly inspirational blog for anyone who can’t even handle fitness blogs.
Black Girl Dangerous has been around since 2011 and “has featured over 200 diverse writers from 3 countries and reached over 5 million readers from every populated continent on earth. With its focus on social justice from a QTPoC perspective, BGD is the only forum of its kind on the web” (quoted from the BGD “About” site). BDG publishes work by queer/transgender people of color only and the articles are excellent discussions on race, gender, feminism, mental health, and more. (If you are a white person, it’s a good idea to read the “About” section on the BGD FBook page and the FAQ section on the website).
Feminist Lisa Frank is not exactly “writing” but rather awesome quotes from awesome feminists on a nauseatingly psychedelic Lisa Frank background (you had one of those binders too, right?) This just cracks me up—plus—a jumping point to learn more about the people who said these quotes & the context/history behind them.
CommNatural is really a business founded by a friend of mine—Bethann G. Merkle (Read my interview with her on Misadventures). So while Bethann does sketching workshops, artful science, editing services, and about fifty other things, which you should probably check out, she also has a blog that discusses her work. If you are at all interested in science and art, this is for you. She has another blog-blog called Drawn to the West, which includes detailed and polished writing about things like insect observations and wild birds.
Of course there are more than five…but this is a start! Happy reading.