Ever wish there was a magazine just for you? Fed up with the Bieberbating of been-there/done-that newstand rags? TEEN WITCH is here to help your desires ascend into the realm of Realness. The first underground magazine for queer teens, TEEN WITCH focuses on things beyond the realm of the traditional, engorging your life views with reconceptualizations of what it is to be In Puberty. Like the hypercolor internet child of magazines like Nickelodeon and BOP, TW focuses on exposing readers to the gay and trans side of youth idols, with interviews like NYC’s "Black Sailor Moon" Mykki Blanco and pinups devoted to hip-house producer Kingdom. By taking the medium of print teen media (fast becoming extinct) and transforming it via virtual phenomenons, Teen Witch visionary Zain Curtis means to treat these ideas and concepts as idols, stars to be hung in lockers, names to be scrawled on notebooks. Exclusive photos and in-depth discussions mean that this is thicker and meatier than the gloss-pop zines as well; just how we like it.
The first issue is being funded with Kickstarter, and there’s some delicious gifts to go along with your donation, including limited hand-painted and tie-dyed Betty Boop tees and anime yin-yang backpatches that will blow minds. Can’t wait to talk about it with my friends at lunch tomorrow; just hope teach doesn’t catch me reading it in math (eww) or I’ll be in HUGE trouble.