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Feminist
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What is LiisBeth?

LiisBeth is a 100% womxn-led and owned indie, intersectional feminist, slow journalism–focused online multi-format magazine and newsletter enterprise based in Toronto, Canada.

Our stories ignite curiosity, elevate feminist discourse, speak truth to power, plus connect and support entrepreneurial feminists of all ages who are tackling social, political, and economic inequality for the benefit of everyone.

Our supporters are comprised of creative, bold, feminist-identified entrepreneurs, journalists, community organizers, policy-makers, activists, investors, scholars, innovators, and artists who think beyond binaries, beyond colonization, beyond linearity, beyond short-term outcomes, and beyond the patriarchy.

Our readers embrace complexity and dream of a radically different, just, human-centred world that exists in harmony with the natural world. Collectively, we are interested in working to build the bridges we need to get there.

We depend on paying subscribers and donors to fuel our work. For more about how we are governed, click here. For our entrepreneur’s manifesto, click here.

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
  • 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 global, intergenerational, pluralistic, contextually responsive, social justice–centred movement unified by one purpose: To create an environmentally healthy world without sexism, exploitation, and oppression. Feminism 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. Feminists are not perfect. Feminists hold leaders accountable. Yet, feminism is still: 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%.

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 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 “LiFE” Collective, a new membership-based community of practice portal is coming in fall 2019.

Our Theory of Change

Feminism matters. Entrepreneurs lead real change. Storytelling is powerful. We can go farther faster by working together. 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 operate with 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.

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


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Your source for
Feminist
News & Views

What is LiisBeth?

LiisBeth is a 100% womxn-led and owned indie, intersectional feminist, slow journalism–focused online multi-format magazine and newsletter enterprise based in Toronto, Canada.

Our stories ignite curiosity, elevate feminist discourse, speak truth to power, plus connect and support entrepreneurial feminists of all ages who are tackling social, political, and economic inequality for the benefit of everyone.

Our supporters are comprised of creative, bold, feminist-identified entrepreneurs, journalists, community organizers, policy-makers, activists, investors, scholars, innovators, and artists who think beyond binaries, beyond colonization, beyond linearity, beyond short-term outcomes, and beyond the patriarchy.

Our readers embrace complexity and dream of a radically different, just, human-centred world that exists in harmony with the natural world. Collectively, we are interested in working to build the bridges we need to get there.

We depend on paying subscribers and donors to fuel our work. For more about how we are governed, click here. For our entrepreneur’s manifesto, click here.

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
  • 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 global, intergenerational, pluralistic, contextually responsive, social justice–centred movement unified by one purpose: To create an environmentally healthy world without sexism, exploitation, and oppression. Feminism 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. Feminists are not perfect. Feminists hold leaders accountable. Yet, feminism is still: 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%.

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 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 “LiFE” Collective, a new membership-based community of practice portal is coming in fall 2019.

Our Theory of Change

Feminism matters. Entrepreneurs lead real change. Storytelling is powerful. We can go farther faster by working together. 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 operate with 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.


We work to advance the UN Sustainability Goals 2017.