There’s a new magazine breaking down gender stereotypes for preteen and teen girls. Meet Bright Lite. It is an independent quarterly magazine run entirely by and for preteen girls. It’s one of the only magazines like this out there for that demographic, especially one that isn’t just about lipgloss and boy bands.
So, how did it start? It was created by photographer Christa Renee and writer/illustrator Ami Komai. Both are moms of young daughters who saw that their kids didn’t have a place to relate to–and clearly, they wanted to change this, because it’s 2016. Renee explained this to Babble: