Sarika Bansal

is creating BRIGHT Magazine




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Hi everyone, my name is Sarika! Last year, I founded the nonprofit Honeyguide Media to reinvent storytelling about the social issues that matter most. Our flagship product is BRIGHT Magazine ( From global health and education to poverty and gender, we tell fresh, nuanced stories that inspire dialogue and impact. We cut the jargon, avoid tired tropes about marginalized communities, and bring panache, creativity, and a solutions-oriented mindset to our work.

We are on a quest to prove that social issues reporting doesn’t have to be dull; we run stories designed to make readers “productively uncomfortable," work with vibrant comic artists and photographers, and aren’t afraid of being impolite when necessary. And we work hard to avoid the many traps and biases common in reporting on social issues.

We are so thankful to the readership we have built thus far, and for the opportunity to push boundaries in terms of format and story topic. We are turning to Patreon to grow our audience, and to give you an opportunity to support our vibrant storytelling--and in doing so, become editorial partners. We exist for our audience: what do you think is missing in the world of social issues journalism? What would you like to see us do more of? 

We have big dreams, and are so excited to work with many of you to fill them. 
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