Marley Dias is incredible. She’s brought us #1000BlackGirlBooks, inspired an overwhelming number of people around the globe, and has remained true to her passion for books and stories the entire time. So we couldn’t be any more excited after the announcement of Marley Mag, a digital mini-mag for

In her editor’s letter announcing the zine, Dias explains that during a conversation with, she expressed interest in editing a magazine some day. But after just a few months, her longterm goal became a reality.

“I want to use what I’ve learned to elevate the voices of all those who have been ignored and left out,” Dias writes.

We’re all about uplifting voices, especially those of black women and girls who, for so long, were not given wide-reaching platforms on which to share their experiences. To think of all the young women of color who can look to Marley not only as a role model because of her book drive, but also someone who is making waves editorially on a major platform is incredibly inspiring.


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The first issue of Marley Mag highlights women who have changed the world. The star-studded list of features includes Ava DuVernay and Misty Copeland — could it get any more lit?!

Dias demonstrates what hard work, determination and #BlackGirlMagic can get you. We’re looking forward to what else the young game-changer has to say. Keep up the great work, Marley!

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