Anime Feminist launched on 11th October 2016 with three goals:
- Become a hub for the kinds of feminist critique we, as feminist anime and manga fans, wanted to see
- Create a welcoming, inclusive space from which to support and signal-boost under-represented perspectives
- Pay everyone fairly for their work
Within a year, Anime Feminist met or exceeded every one of these goals, and is now a respected platform within the English speaking anime and manga fan community.
What we do
In 2017, we began a podcast, Chatty AF, and presented on feminist topics at anime conventions. We have positive relationships with a number of companies in this space, but retain commercial independence to ensure the integrity of our work.
By the end of the year we had a regular publishing schedule covering discussion, links round-ups, features, and podcast episodes. A structured team of writers, editors and administrators was in place, all being paid for their work. It was an ideal foundation on which to build up our operations in 2018.
On 20th April 2018 Anime Feminist announced a content sharing partnership with independent news outlet Anime Herald – the first step to make Anime Feminist a one stop shop for feminist fans of anime, manga, and other Japanese pop culture.
Where to start
- Check out our features, news, and other articles
- Listen to a podcast or two
- Read our comment policy then join the conversation beneath our posts
- Find out more about the AniFem team
- Learn how we make money to pay people
- Read our contributor guidelines and pitch a piece – we’re always looking for new writers!
- Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr
- Send us $1 a month to contine our work!
Still have questions? Get in touch