Howard University junior, Alexa Lisitza, has recently launched an online magazine for and by minority students. Student writers from Howard University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Georgia State University, Stevenson University, Texas Lutheran University, Tuskegee University, Sweet Briar College and more have come together to be the voice for those who are so often unheard.
Not only is Caged Bird focused on shedding light on minority millennials’ issues, they are also moving to release a bi-annual print edition and even grant scholarships to its writers. “There’s no platform for minority millennials, adding there’s Teen Vogue, but you don’t see a Teen Ebony or Teen Essence,” Lisitza said. “There’s not really a space for us.”
“There is no platform for minority millennials. There’s Teen Vogue, but you don’t see a Teen Ebony or Teen Essence.”
Not only is Caged Bird focused on shedding light on minority millennials’ issues, they are also moving to release a bi-annual print edition and even grant scholarships to its writers.
“And on the writing side, I’ve worked with a couple of publications and have noticed that it goes one of two ways: either they have one or two minority writers on the team, or they seriously restrict the amount of which their writers can be creative. I wanted to make a platform where young minorities can both have a voice, and be creative.”
Caged Bird is a very amazing and unique magazine where you can read about everything from comics to activism and everything in between. There’s also a really dope segment called the Ms. of the Month where you get to learn about some amazing minority women.
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