Anime Feminist launched on October 11, 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 feature articles, community discussions, links round-ups, 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.
At the end of 2018, we successfully funded our Indiegogo campaign to improve site accessibility by redesigning the website and transcribing our backlog of podcasts. We even hit our stretch goals to create recommendations pages and a searchable review database!
Where will the 2020s take us? We’re still figuring that out. But with the AniFam’s support, it feels like the sky just might be the limit.
Where to Start
- Check out our articles or join in our latest discussion.
- Listen to a podcast or two.
- Browse our recommendations pages for your new favorite anime.
- Find out more about the AniFem team.
- Read our contributor guidelines and pitch a piece—we’re always looking for new writers!
- Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.
- Become a Patron for as little as $1 a month to help us continue our work!
Still have questions? Get in touch.