There are still people fleeing war zones and other humanitarian disaster areas, in the hope of finding a safe haven, away from what they call home. They find a (hopefully) temporary home on Lesvos. Volunteers help to provide them with their basic needs: food, shelter, dry clothes after arriving on the inhospitable shore and most of all, genuine human interaction. And I will be one of those volunteers, for the week that I am there.
I’ve purchased my plane ticket and accommodation will be on site. Besides donating my time and energy, I am also raising money to help fund the camps’ basic needs for the week that I am staying there.
My goal is to reach €1.500,- and this is where I could really use your help. I am taking donations as of now, which I will transfer to Because We Carry when I go to Lesvos so that they can put it to good use. If you would like to help me, you can either select an amount of your choice to donate or shop in my store of which 75% of total revenue will be donated.
Each issue will be exploring a new theme with an open mind, rather than looking for answers or approching the subject as a ‘problem’ to be solved. Each issue will explore a theme through – for example – essays, photo essays and interviews. It is a starting point for creators to tell their story and I encourage the contributors to push the boundaries of the set theme.
The magazine is not about me, but about the stories that are published and the people who create these stories. Through design and lay out, I will do whatever I can, to showcase each and every story the best way possible. This means, that submissions can be broad in terms of subject matter, as long as they fit the theme.