About

Your source for
Feminist
Perspectives
"I love how well-written and researched Liisbeth content is. Keep it up! This is good journalism."
--Reader, LiisBeth's 2018 Reader Survey

"Feminism is not at all what my impression of it was. I love that it's theoretical basis is inclusive, equitable, diverse and rooted in fairness."
--Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum Participant, 2018

LiisBeth is an indie, intersectional feminist, participative media enterprise with a global outlook. We are correspondents, watchdogs, storytellers, investors, researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, conveners and digital creatives interested in gender equality, social justice, innovation and supporting the work of those who are “building the new inside the shell of the old” (adrienne maree brown). We work to advance feminist literacy, highlight the feminist economy, and nourish game changer. We do this by sourcing and publishing stories about feminist business practice, entrepreneurship, politics, and acts of resistance and resilience in extraordinary challenging times.  Our purpose is to inspire vigorous discussion about deep change in cafes and at kitchen tables, connect like-minded souls, and facilitate the sharing of ideas, tools and strategies that can mobilize systems change. We surface and work to advance the feminist economy.

The LiisBeth Community

  • Freelance contributors, journalists, creators with stories that have the ability to ignite curiosity, elevate feminist discourse, speak truth to power, and inform.
  • Readers comprised of creative, bold, feminist-identified entrepreneurs, journalists, community organizers, policy-makers, activists, investors, scholars, innovators, and artists of all genders who think beyond binaries, beyond colonization, beyond linearity, beyond short-term outcomes, and beyond the patriarchy.  Over 20% of our readers identify as men.
  • Donors who embrace complexity and dream of a radically different, gender-just, human-centred world that exists in harmony with the natural world.
  • An ecosystem of supportive, engaged, allied and aligned organizations, funders and suppliers.
  • Once-in-a-while site visitors who are feminist curious and beginning status quo questioning folk of all genders.

We depend on dedicated sponsors, paying subscribers and donors to fuel and sustain our work. Our goal is to have 1000 paying subscribers by the end of 2020 at $7-10/month level. For more about how we are governed, click here. For our entrepreneur’s manifesto, click here. If you are ready for news and views, sign up to our free newsletter today

Our To Do List?

  • Publish an open access digital magazine and subscriber-only monthly newsletter. Our original stories, op-eds and columns aim to inspire, inform, and elevate feminist discourse, plus mobilize and nourish our reader community
  • Strengthen and support the feminist economy
  • Speak truth to power—ethically and responsibly
  • Produce thought-provoking online meetups and offline events
  • Co-produce the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum (EFFS)
  • Facilitate changemaking by showcasing innovative feminist toolkits, current research, useful frameworks and feminist practice advice
  • Show up and advocate for gender and social justice on behalf of our readers at every opportunity
  • Create income and development opportunities for feminist editors, journalists, and writers
  • Model feminist values and organizational practices in everything we do
  • Offer the world a uniquely Canadian feminist perspective

Safe, Inclusive, Fair Space

We are committed to this space being trans and queer-inclusive, anti-racist, intersectional, brave, and safe. Our feminism lives at the intersection of visionary and eco-feminism and is informed by radical feminist theory. We welcome all allies. Our community guidelines can be found here.

Newcomer to Feminism?

First of all, welcome! Feminism is a 200-plus-year-old multi-cultural, multi-national, intergenerational, pluralistic, contextually responsive, social justice–centred movement unified by one purpose: To create an environmentally healthy world without sexism, exploitation, and oppression. Feminism everywhere has evolved significantly since the 1970s. It has advanced gender equality, albeit unevenly. Not all women are feminists. Not all feminists are women. Today’s feminism is intersectional. Full stop. Feminists are not perfect. Feminists hold leaders accountable. Feminism is: 1) the world’s largest social movement, 2) a powerful analytical tool (lens) that can surface otherwise non-obvious systems of oppression as well as potent innovative opportunities for change, and 3) a futuristic worldview and theoretical framework rooted in love, compassion, and a desire to see everyone flourish. For a visionary definition by bell hooks, click here. For a short, new read about contemporary feminism, we recommend Feminism for the 99%. For new ideas about feminism in business, read Feminism: A New Idea for Business and Society by CV Harquail.

Examples of Entrepreneurial Feminist Changemakers?

Feminist changemakers strive to end gender-based oppression through their entrepreneurial actions. Examples of entrepreneurial feminist organizations in action include Emergent Strategy InstituteStocksyMoxie Trades, Her BraidsPowerbitchesGather, Feminist Art Collective, Feminuity, Lunapads, The White Ribbon Campaign (started by three men), DriveHer, Alinker, Kelly Diels Marketing Ellevate Network, Allied MediaSheEO, Fresh Collective, Feminists at Work, Don’t You Want Me,  Eve-Medical,  XXcelerate Fund HerVolutionWomen on the Move, not to mention the many feminist media/press, environmental, health and wellness, art/design, culture-making and bookstore organizations in our respective communities.

Allied Indie Media Souls?

Bitch MediaYesBust, The Broad Side, Adbusters, Herizons, GUTS (feminist literary magazine), Ms. Magazine , just to name a few. We aim to collaborate with and support the broader growing feminist and social justice–leaning media ecosystem globally.

Coming Soon! LiisBeth’s “Feminist Enterprise Commons“, a new membership-based community of practice portal is coming in fall 2019.

Our Theory of Change

Feminism matters. The $.5B feminist economy is underrecognized and undersupported despite the fact that it leads significant social change.  Entrepreneurs and innovators also lead real change. Storytelling is powerful.  We need more women-led, women-owned media outlets to rebalance public discourse.

Why the Name LiisBeth?

LiisBeth was inspired by Stieg Larsson’s fictional character Lisbeth Salander in the global best-selling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Lisbeth is a fictional character, but a complex status-quo-challenging total entrepreneurial badass, and ergo an inspiring feminist action hero for many real-world women. Salander fought male and female “oppressors” but also worked to fight the patriarchy, violence against women, racism, classism, fascism, and corruption. We also loved the company culture, activism, and journalistic ethos created by the story’s Millennium magazine

Toronto Based, Globally Minded

LiisBeth is based in Toronto (population 5.5 million) but we hold and nurture a global perspective. Toronto is one of the world’s top startup cities and it’s heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. At present, Canada has a self-identified feminist government in power.

LiisBeth Media (operating name of Eve-Volution Inc.) respectfully acknowledges that we live and operate on the traditional territories of several Indigenous Nations, with special recognition to the Mississauga of the New Credit (in Toronto, Canada). The original nations of Canada continue to cry out for justice. As treaty people, the LiisBeth community commits to listen, learn, and work alongside and in support of all who aim to right the wrongs of the past and present.

Call to Action: Become a donor subscriber now!

Systemic change is a collective effort. Subscribe today. Enlist, contribute, and help fuel profound change.

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Your source for
Feminist
Perspectives
"I love how well-written and researched Liisbeth content is. Keep it up! This is good journalism."
--Reader, LiisBeth's 2018 Reader Survey

"Feminism is not at all what my impression of it was. I love that it's theoretical basis is inclusive, equitable, diverse and rooted in fairness."
--Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum Participant, 2018

LiisBeth is an indie, intersectional feminist, participative media enterprise with a global outlook. We are correspondents, watchdogs, storytellers, investors, researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, conveners and digital creatives interested in gender equality, social justice, innovation and supporting the work of those who are “building the new inside the shell of the old” (adrienne maree brown). We work to advance feminist literacy, highlight the feminist economy, and nourish game changer. We do this by sourcing and publishing stories about feminist business practice, entrepreneurship, politics, and acts of resistance and resilience in extraordinary challenging times.  Our purpose is to inspire vigorous discussion about deep change in cafes and at kitchen tables, connect like-minded souls, and facilitate the sharing of ideas, tools and strategies that can mobilize systems change. We surface and work to advance the feminist economy.

The LiisBeth Community

  • Freelance contributors, journalists, creators with stories that have the ability to ignite curiosity, elevate feminist discourse, speak truth to power, and inform.
  • Readers comprised of creative, bold, feminist-identified entrepreneurs, journalists, community organizers, policy-makers, activists, investors, scholars, innovators, and artists of all genders who think beyond binaries, beyond colonization, beyond linearity, beyond short-term outcomes, and beyond the patriarchy.  Over 20% of our readers identify as men.
  • Donors who embrace complexity and dream of a radically different, gender-just, human-centred world that exists in harmony with the natural world.
  • An ecosystem of supportive, engaged, allied and aligned organizations, funders and suppliers.
  • Once-in-a-while site visitors who are feminist curious and beginning status quo questioning folk of all genders.

We depend on dedicated sponsors, paying subscribers and donors to fuel and sustain our work. Our goal is to have 1000 paying subscribers by the end of 2020 at $7-10/month level. For more about how we are governed, click here. For our entrepreneur’s manifesto, click here. If you are ready for news and views, sign up to our free newsletter today

Our To Do List?

  • Publish an open access digital magazine and subscriber-only monthly newsletter. Our original stories, op-eds and columns aim to inspire, inform, and elevate feminist discourse, plus mobilize and nourish our reader community
  • Strengthen and support the feminist economy
  • Speak truth to power—ethically and responsibly
  • Produce thought-provoking online meetups and offline events
  • Co-produce the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum (EFFS)
  • Facilitate changemaking by showcasing innovative feminist toolkits, current research, useful frameworks and feminist practice advice
  • Show up and advocate for gender and social justice on behalf of our readers at every opportunity
  • Create income and development opportunities for feminist editors, journalists, and writers
  • Model feminist values and organizational practices in everything we do
  • Offer the world a uniquely Canadian feminist perspective

Safe, Inclusive, Fair Space

We are committed to this space being trans and queer-inclusive, anti-racist, intersectional, brave, and safe. Our feminism lives at the intersection of visionary and eco-feminism and is informed by radical feminist theory. We welcome all allies. Our community guidelines can be found here.

Newcomer to Feminism?

First of all, welcome! Feminism is a 200-plus-year-old multi-cultural, multi-national, intergenerational, pluralistic, contextually responsive, social justice–centred movement unified by one purpose: To create an environmentally healthy world without sexism, exploitation, and oppression. Feminism everywhere has evolved significantly since the 1970s. It has advanced gender equality, albeit unevenly. Not all women are feminists. Not all feminists are women. Today’s feminism is intersectional. Full stop. Feminists are not perfect. Feminists hold leaders accountable. Feminism is: 1) the world’s largest social movement, 2) a powerful analytical tool (lens) that can surface otherwise non-obvious systems of oppression as well as potent innovative opportunities for change, and 3) a futuristic worldview and theoretical framework rooted in love, compassion, and a desire to see everyone flourish. For a visionary definition by bell hooks, click here. For a short, new read about contemporary feminism, we recommend Feminism for the 99%. For new ideas about feminism in business, read Feminism: A New Idea for Business and Society by CV Harquail.

Examples of Entrepreneurial Feminist Changemakers?

Feminist changemakers strive to end gender-based oppression through their entrepreneurial actions. Examples of entrepreneurial feminist organizations in action include Emergent Strategy InstituteStocksyMoxie Trades, Her BraidsPowerbitchesGather, Feminist Art Collective, Feminuity, Lunapads, The White Ribbon Campaign (started by three men), DriveHer, Alinker, Kelly Diels Marketing Ellevate Network, Allied MediaSheEO, Fresh Collective, Feminists at Work, Don’t You Want Me,  Eve-Medical,  XXcelerate Fund HerVolutionWomen on the Move, not to mention the many feminist media/press, environmental, health and wellness, art/design, culture-making and bookstore organizations in our respective communities.

Allied Indie Media Souls?

Bitch MediaYesBust, The Broad Side, Adbusters, Herizons, GUTS (feminist literary magazine), Ms. Magazine , just to name a few. We aim to collaborate with and support the broader growing feminist and social justice–leaning media ecosystem globally.

Coming Soon! LiisBeth’s “Feminist Enterprise Commons“, a new membership-based community of practice portal is coming in fall 2019.

Our Theory of Change

Feminism matters. The $.5B feminist economy is underrecognized and undersupported despite the fact that it leads significant social change.  Entrepreneurs and innovators also lead real change. Storytelling is powerful.  We need more women-led, women-owned media outlets to rebalance public discourse.

Why the Name LiisBeth?

LiisBeth was inspired by Stieg Larsson’s fictional character Lisbeth Salander in the global best-selling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Lisbeth is a fictional character, but a complex status-quo-challenging total entrepreneurial badass, and ergo an inspiring feminist action hero for many real-world women. Salander fought male and female “oppressors” but also worked to fight the patriarchy, violence against women, racism, classism, fascism, and corruption. We also loved the company culture, activism, and journalistic ethos created by the story’s Millennium magazine

Toronto Based, Globally Minded

LiisBeth is based in Toronto (population 5.5 million) but we hold and nurture a global perspective. Toronto is one of the world’s top startup cities and it’s heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. At present, Canada has a self-identified feminist government in power.

LiisBeth Media (operating name of Eve-Volution Inc.) respectfully acknowledges that we live and operate on the traditional territories of several Indigenous Nations, with special recognition to the Mississauga of the New Credit (in Toronto, Canada). The original nations of Canada continue to cry out for justice. As treaty people, the LiisBeth community commits to listen, learn, and work alongside and in support of all who aim to right the wrongs of the past and present.

Call to Action: Become a donor subscriber now!

Systemic change is a collective effort. Subscribe today. Enlist, contribute, and help fuel profound change.

or click here for more options.

We work to advance the UN Sustainability Goals 2017.