Kindling Magazine Volume 2 (the Body Issue) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Welcome to Kindling: the new magazine from the people from Kinfolk magazine for people with children!
In the Body Issue we team up with Wow in the World to answer children’s most curious questions about their bodies, interview the Swedish social worker who successfully campaigned for the “snippa”—a neutral word to replace the many euphemisms used for female genitals, and report on the important role of parents and caregivers in making children feel good about their bodies. In our fashion shoots, we’re making DIY hi-vis outfits and customizing crutches, wheelchairs and casts!
“Kindling magazine is the first new publication from Kinfolk and will launch in June to coincide with Kinfolk’s tenth anniversary,” said Harriet Fitch Little, Kindling’s editor-in-chief. “It’s a magazine aimed at all people with children in their lives-parents, carers, extended family, friends who feel like part of the family…the list goes on! It is a relaunch of a magazine about fatherhood that ran under the title Kindling Quarterly in the early 2010s. With the blessing of its original founders, we’re bringing it back with a new look and extended remit.”
Kindling magazine is a place to explore the new ideas and fresh perspectives that come with being a parent. It’s non-judgmental, unfussy and made to be enjoyed by anyone currently raising a child under the age of ten. We’re interested in exploring the big ideas around parenthood, not what your child should be having for dinner or wearing at the weekend. Compact and colorful, the magazine is designed to be kept and treasured—whether on a coffee table or a child’s bookshelf. Kindling magazine is also packed with features and columns that answer questions including: What’s it like to spend four years traveling with your parents? What can the Gruffalo teach us about fatherhood? And how should you answer a child if they blindside you with a tough question like “Why do people die?” Designed to be read by adults but shared with children, Kindling is brought to life through the playful drawings of Norwegian illustrator Espen Friberg, and contains an activity section packed with suggestions for fun, free and (occasionally) educational games that parents and children can enjoy together.
Details: Kindling Magazine Volume 1
120 pages, 23 x 16 cm, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper.