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Highlighting work by artists age 15 and younger, collaborations between generations, and interactive sections, Mishou acknowledges the importance of early childhood education and aims to validate children’s identities as individuals and artists. Mishou Magazine is co-published by Dizzy Magazine and Children’s Museum of the Arts in NYC.

Dear Dizzy Kids,

I want to tell you a little bit about Mishou Magazine! Mishou (pronounced me-shoe) was the name of my mom’s cat that she had before I was born and into my early childhood. Mishou was a brown, black, white and grey tabby with long white whiskers and big green eyes. She was very cuddly and loved to sleep in the sun. I decided to name this magazine after her because she was so fun, which is what I hope you will have when you read and interact with it! In 2017, I made Dizzy Magazine, an art magazine for people of all ages and backgrounds. Dizzy was the name of my family’s calico cat when I was growing up! She was very feisty, and would sometimes grab at our feet when we walked up and down the stairs. Dizzy was younger than Mishou, and she acted like a little sister, wanting to play all the time.

In Dizzy Magazine, we have a 12 and Under section, which features a different young artist’s work in each issue. Expanding upon this piece of the Dizzy puzzle, Mishou is a new magazine focused more on youth, where you will be supported and taken seriously. Whether it is art, writing, ideas, or other creations, everything exiting your mind and entering the world is important and encouraged!  

Mishou is a paper-y space for grown-ups and children to connect and create together, on the same platform. The contents of the magazine are meant for interaction and exploration with friends, grown-ups, or by yourself!

— Milah Libin, Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Dear Grown-Ups,

Along with the pandemic dramatically changing how the world approaches education and play, there is also an incredible movement advocating for diverse voices that promote positive change and action against the systemic and historical oppression of BIPOC, trans-folx, and other marginalized and mistreated communities. The younger generation is leading by example, and must be supported, valued, and taken seriously.

As we make art publications, we feel it is critical to acknowledge the importance of early childhood education and validate children’s identities as individuals and artists. We hope to aid in visible diversity and inclusivity, socio-political awareness, and exposure to the art world in an accessible way for children. At a time when screens have become a primary means to access information and interaction, Mishou is printed matter that provides all of these elements.

— Milah Libin, Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Support Mishou Magazine!

Mishou Magazine is made possible by the generous support of all of you! We hope that you will consider donating to help us continue to share young artists’ work with the world, and encourage our readers to pursue their own creativity. Every donor will have a mention printed in the magazine, as well as on our website. Make your donation here and please email us at dizzymaginfo@gmail.com with any questions, or for more specific information.

About Dizzy

Dizzy is a magazine publisher focusing on bridging the gap between artists of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of exposure. We feel it is important to eliminate the emphasis on these differences, while still celebrating the artists’ identities. Dizzy Magazine is an annual journal curated by Milah Libin. It includes in-depth conversations with artists, as well as sections like our “Pet Page” to engage readers of all ages. We approach every issue of our magazines with the hope that they are something you’ll want to put on your bookshelf, and come back to, rather than being a disposable news source. Dizzy works to represent artists in the way they want to be seen, while creating accessible content to be enjoyed by everyone! Find out how to submit to Mishou here!

 

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