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From Brexit to bad dates, we’ve got you covered – you’re multidimensional, so it makes sense that what you read should be too.
Content more powerful than the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing.
We’re not just a magazine. We’re here to build a badass community of women. We’ve created a platform that will lift new and unheard voices. You can expect the serious stuff and the less serious stuff, all done thoughtfully and with you in mind. Most importantly, we’re all about supporting women through intersectional feminism.
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Who’s behind Restless.
Hi! I’m Olivia DeRamus, founder of Restless Magazine. I started Restless because I am, like many women, restless. Tired of the barrage of #fakenews, pissed off that the leader of my country is racist, homophobic, and a multiple times over accused rapist (can you guess I’m American?), and disappointed in the general state of the world where there is literally a war on women.
In the spring of January 2019, I was going through something traumatic. For now, let’s call it a #metoo moment. One of the worst parts of that experience was that it wasn’t safe for me to tell people about what I was going through. I was stuck in a situation where I couldn’t advocate for myself, and I couldn’t talk about it with others. I was firmly, and forcibly, put on mute.
I spent a lot of time trying to find some kind of empowerment in that difficult situation, but it ultimately just wasn’t possible. But I did realize that while I couldn’t be empowered in that part of my life, I did have the ability to create something that could empower other women. That something turned out to be Restless Magazine. While I had to accept that my story couldn’t be shared, I knew I didn’t have to accept the suppression of other women’s voices. That was ultimately what became my own empowerment.
With that admittedly depressing part of the story out the way, let’s talk about the good bits. Yes, I was a victim. But you know what? Through that shitty time, I also had a lot of fun and adventure despite it. Just because we sometimes have to face difficult things in our lives, doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for joy, dancing, and even tequila. To me, finding joy was my ultimate rebellion, and I want Restless to reflect that too.
What good is a rebellion, if you can’t dance in it? And, more importantly, if you don’t have people to dance with?
Welcome to the Restless Rebellion: we are rebelling against the war on women, the lack of resources available to us with which to fight it, and the idea that lighter topics can’t go with the serious. Both are important in the female experience, and both are valid types of journalism.
Our rebellion is a kind one. For women who give a damn about what’s happening in the world, and about each other.
Stick the kettle on, put your feet up. Because here at Restless we want you to feel at home.