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{m}aganda magazine publication

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{m}aganda magazine publication

Who are we?

{m}aganda magazine is a student-run academic publication based at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 1989 , it has evolved from its beginnings as a bi-annual magazine, and is now a diverse anthology of submitted work that is published once a year. We serve as a vital forum for the presentation of diverse experiences and opinions through all platforms for creativity–including art, prose, poetry, film, music, journalism and scholarly writing.


{m}aganda magazine aims to foster critical dialogue within and across our communities through arts, literature, and education. We believe in the necessity of art as a means of influencing social change. We accomplish this by providing integral spaces and opportunities for all of us to develop ourselves as creatively conscious individuals in our communities. {m}aganda magazine provides a means for creative cultivation, community consciousness, and growing artists through spaces including, but not limited to: the annually published magazine, open mics, art galleries, and workshops. 



This year’s magazine theme is “Babae(x)” which translates from Tagalog in English to “Womxn”. With this year’s theme, we strive to include the narratives of womxn and as well as an appreciation around the womxn or femxle figures in our lives. This theme is extremely relevant in 2019-2020, considering how we want to center the theme around the intersectionality between the Pilipinx identity and what it means to be a “Babae(x).” 


Here is context as to why we chose Babae(x) as our theme:

  1. This year, {m}aganda magazine board is an all femxle executive board. It is rare to see so many womxn hold positions of power as they are so often interrupted, spoken over, and silenced. Because of this, we wanted to use {m}aganda magazines’s platform to unapologetically center and uplift womxn.

  2.  In centering womxn in this creative space, we are shifting the conversation from simply acknowledging womxn to celebrating them and upholding their complexity.

  3. Just like womxn, the moon has many perceived phases, and is caught between romanticisms and expectations, and just as the moon only appears in the night, and is only acknowledged in darkness, women too are only validated in the extremes, if at all. We encourage the community to take the time to take a look around: at our mothers, our teachers, our loved ones, ourselves–and bask in the complexity of that which surrounds us, has always surrounded us, and will always be a part of everything that we do, even in the day, even and especially in the night.

We hope that through this publication, we can continue to uplift womxn in a creative manner.


Note: the usage of the “x” is be inclusive of the non-binary gender identities.



What does your donation support?

We are seeking assistance with publication printing costs and magazine launch costs.

The budget for our magazine publication and launch is approximately $1,500. Please see our allocation below.


Why donate?

Funding our magazine publication costs would go far and beyond to help the sustainability of {m}aganda magazine. For the past 33 years, we’ve uplifted the voices of artists through our magazine and hope to continue to promote critical dialogue within this publication and through the launch of our magazine. The love and passion our students and artists contribute to our publication keeps {m}aganda magazine going every single year. We greatly appreciate your support as it would play an integral part in sustaining {m}aganda magazine. Please make a gift today to support {m}aganda magazine; we are truly grateful for any contribution! Sala{m}at!




Learn more about us!

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Our way
of Thanking You


Babae(x) Sticker

EXCLUSIVE: You will receive a Babae(x) sticker to commemorate your donation in addition to a social media shoutout (until supply lasts; pick up at {m}aganda magazine launch)

3 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2020


Digital Shoutout

We will post a personalized shoutout on our social media platforms.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2020


Thank You Cards

You will receive a personalized handwritten, thank you card to commemorate your donation to this year’s issue: Babae(x), plus lower level perks.

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2020


Printed Recognition

You will have your name printed on the printed and digital magazine for your generous contribution, plus lower level perks until supply lasts.

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2020
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