I feel fortunate enough to be a part of another issue of Kindred Magazine. The first issue was filled with an amazing gathering of words supported by stunning photography. It was a pleasure to snuggle up on the couch with a cup of tea and soak in the warmth of this magazine in my own hands.
As I have seen the list of contributors for this next issue grow, I know this issue is going to be filled with more insightful stories, thoughtful poetry, and beautiful photography.
I asked Amanda, the inspiring editor, to do a little interview here and she kindly agreed. Enjoy learning a little more about Amanda and how Kindred came to be...
You obviously have a love for the written word. Can you pinpoint a time in your life where that love began?
Photography is a beautiful part of your blog and now Kindred. When did you first realize the power of photography to tell or add to the telling of a story?
How did this all become Kindred?
I believe every single one of us has a voice and something to say. I wanted Kindred to be the place where you could tell a story, breathe life into a poem, compose a list, or put photographs together with a few words, no matter your publishing history, no matter that you do most of your scribbling and feeling in journals in stolen moments.
I was also a high school zine maker- in fact I was just helping a friend of mine fold and staple her new one. It's good to see that early creative spark can be transferred to other projects too.
I love books. Amanda's story of going to the library struck a cord with me. We used to live only a short walk away from our local library. During the summer my sister and I would walk there many times a week. Reading opened up a whole new world for me. We'd read, then play act what we read (Little House on the Prairie being a favorite!) I sort of lost the love of getting lost in words after college. Life took a tumultuous turn for a bit. But it has settled down now and through Amanda's blog I have again found the love of words & poetry. I want to pass along the beauty of words....and what we can do with them to make the world beautiful....to my 3 year old. Thank you Amanda for kindling the fire of words in my soul again! And thank you Dawn for the opportunity to win a copy of Kindred!