About

Rubina Magazine is a biweekly publication for those who are curious, cultured, and fiercely bold. The magazine contains stories about design, ethical fashion, issues relevant to women, traditional craft, intercultural experiences and travel, and socially-responsible business. Stories are published in relation to the current featured product on the Rubina site.

Submissions and tips are welcome: please send a short description of what story or visual essay you would like to suggest or contribute to kari [at] rubinadesign.com.

Editor Jess Bolluyt is an aspiring international affairs journalist educated at a women’s college.  She’s motivated to write about responsible solutions to social problems, and the people who create great ideas.  She currently lives in Georgia, and is inspired by photo essays, small towns, and her artist roommates.

Frequent contributors:

Shaina Shealy lives in Jerusalem where she’s earning a MA in Islamic and Middle East Studies. Her interests include the role of women in global poverty reduction, handmade textiles and natural dyes like indigo. She also writes a food blog (epistolary recipe journal) with her mom at crosscounterxchange.com.

Braudie Blais-Billie is a Columbia University undergraduate student, originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is an aspiring writer, journalist, and is enthusiastic about Native American rights. She works with the youth of her own community, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as the Native American Council at Columbia. She is an assistant editor for online literary magazine BeeZine, and runs a photo blog.

Christina Bjornstrom lives in Boston, MA, where she works as an independent consultant for small start-up companies and social enterprises. She is a passionate advocate for female empowerment, poverty alleviation and social/economic sustainability issues. As a mother to a rambunctious preschooler, she also loves to travel, has plans to redeem her yoga Groupon at some point and has been faithfully committed to bubble tea since 1998.

WordPress wiz: Georg Pederson

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