There is finally a magazine to celebrate the diversity and amazing qualities of every natural, curly-haired black woman out there. CRWNMAG is a quarterly, print-first publication that honor the transformation and power in natural black power. The magazines first print debuted in August of 2015 and features supplemental content on its social media platforms and website. Co-founders Lindsey Day, who serves at the editor-in-chief, and Nkrumah Farrar, who is the creative director came together to create a stage that documents the experience of natural-haired black women. This magazine sets a new standard of beauty and openly encourages women to embrace their own personal journey with natural hair.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, co-founder Lindsey Day spoke on the purpose behind CRWNMAG. “CRWNMAG exists to create a progressive dialogue around what it really means to “go natural” in America. Through beautiful content, thoughtful commentary, hair inspiration and resources, we’re telling the world the truth about black women by showcasing a new standard of beauty — and documenting our story in tangible, print form.” she said.
When asked what makes this particular magazine unique and gives you content beyond what else you might find in print or online Day said, “There was a void when it came to publications that were really celebrating and edifying black women, not to mention doing so with high creative and aesthetic quality. So many publications seem to tell us we need to straighten our hair, lighten our skin and contour our noses to make them seem thinner. We are celebrating the diversity, the uniqueness and the beauty that black women naturally embody. We really want to reclaim the narrative, one that has existed online but hasn’t really been reflected and immortalized in a print publication. We’re creating something we can all be proud to situate on our coffee tables or at our desks. We’re creating something we’ll want to share with each other.”
Issue One is slated to come out this spring, and is going to act as their manifesto. CRWN will feature every angle of the woman, including how she lives, hustles, where she travels to and more. A well rounded magazine, it will also have lifestyle content, technique, styling, entertainment, thought pieces, and much more. A magazine like this one has been a long time coming, and in a time filled with Black Girl Magic, this is a much needed publication.
*pictured above is co-founders Lindsey Day (L) and Nkrumah Farrar