About us

Muse Feminist Magazine is a free zine produced by a small voluntary collective of women living in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.  The Muse mission is to provide a space for young women’s voices in order to create a forum for feminist discussion, that enthusiastically encourages action, in an easily accessible format.

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Happy New Year Muse supporters! And what better way to start the New Year than leisurely reading a copy of issue 9 of Muse, The Power Issue, out now.

Those of you who are ongoing supporters or who pre-ordered should have got a copy to add to your Christmas stocking but if you haven’t got one yet, look out around town for one or email us your address and deposit $5 (or more) to Muse Feminist Magazine 38-9004-0318631-00 and we will post one out to you.

We need contributions for issue 10, the environment/ eco-feminism issue so send in your letters, opinion pieces, art, poems, grrs and prrs or anything else you feel like contributing. Content deadline is 4 March.

Love and feminist festivities to you all,
The Muses xx

Issue 8 hard copies are all run out but you can have a look at the PDF here.

September 2010

Four of the Muse Collective members were very honoured to accept the SROW Elsie Locke Award for 2010 at the New Horizons for Women Trust Awards ceremony at Parliament on 6 September 2010. The award commemorates the life and work of Elsie Locke and was presented to us by her son, Green MP Keith Locke.

A big that you to past and present Muse collective members, readers, writers, artists, financial supporters and all of you that have supported us along the way – we couldn’t have done it without you. Also a big thank you to the New Horizons for Women Trust who administer the award and congratulations to the all the other deserving recipients. It was an honour to be among so many strong and passionate women.

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We are currently working on Issue 9 which is on the theme of Power and will be funded by the award. We still need contributions especially Grrs/Prrs, creative writing and letters so please send them our way by 2 October.

Muse Aims

Muse aims to deliver a feminist magazine that provides a space for the voices of young feminist women in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Muse aims to provide a localized experience of Aotearoa New Zealand feminist culture through young, topical perspectives, and by promoting social change.

Muse aims to be inclusive. However, Muse does not represent all women or all feminists. Muse enthusiastically encourages all women to submit content, which we will print if it is compatible with ‘Muse Values’. While Muse’s focus is on young women we hope that Muse is relevant to and enjoyable for women of all ages.

Muse Values

Muse actively opposes discrimination against any people or groups and will not print anything that we deem to support discriminatory attitudes. This includes discrimination on the basis of sex, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, etc.

Muse acknowledges Te Tiriti O Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Muse is pro-choice and considers access to safe, legal abortions to be a basic right for all women.

Muse is committed to highlighting the importance, value, and worth of women’s paid and unpaid work.

Muse supports respectful communication, and is open to being challenged as well as being challenging. Muse honours the intelligence of our readers.

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