‘Anyway’ is the magazine “designed for curious tweens,” as noted on their shop website. Anyway’s debut issue launched in Winter of 2022 and their Spring/Summer 2023 is out now. “Young people deserve smart, honest and fun information about their bodies and minds,” the website reads. “That’s why we’ve created Anyway, a gender-inclusive magazine filled with stories and activities related to health, wellbeing, and culture for kids, 9-15. We’re here to make the totally awkward totally awesome—and to help all young people know that their own feelings and experiences are normal.”
Founded by Keeley McNamara and Jen Swetzoff, Anyway’s team have combined their healthcare and journalism expertise to create something they wanted to exist for their own tweens. Along with Creative Director Elizabeth Goodspeed, the visual style is highly illustrated, colourful but also has an engaging flair that is simple yet sophisticated.
Across the 80-paged issue two, the content in ‘Anyway’ discusses the in’s and out’s about growing up – readers will find inspiring stories, helpful information and a range of things to do. Stories in this issue includes “personal style, room decor, speaking up for yourself, managing anxiety, the real deal with body hair, how it feels to live with autism, what it’s like to have diabetes, an interview with a dog trainer, an interview with an artist, a DIY craft, three recipes, two comics, an activity section, and more.” Contributors include: Lee Bonvissuto, Elyse Beard, Teresa Fitzgerald, Ellen Friedrichs, Natan Last and Emily Laurence, to name a few.
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