Holly Feral, Driftwood Magazine, Portland, OR, USA

by | May 17, 2017 | What Does $1000 Do?

Growing a print publication from scratch in this day and age is already a massive feat that few are willing to take on. Doing it within the niche of veganism can seem even more daunting. Getting the grant from Pollination gave myself and my team the confidence that there are people who believe in our project and that is invaluable. It is incredibly difficult to keep morale up during the rough years of start-up and these supportive acts keep us going. Thank you.

There are a lot of preconceived notions about the contents of a vegan magazine that we have struggled to thrive inside of. We’re not only working to create a beautiful magazine, we also find ourselves doing the extra work of changing people’s expectations when confronted with a vegan magazine because we focus on culture rather than food. It has been an incredible undertaking and your support and faith in us was and is invaluable. It is our belief that it is social pressure more than food preferences that keep people from going vegan.

And so, as we undertake the effort of pushing a paradigm shift, it is organizations like yours investing in the community that keep our engines going. So, once again, thank you. We truly couldn’t have done this without your support.

Written by Milena Fraccari