I’m the founder of the soon-to-be-launched Kazoo magazine and author of three books, including How to Sew a Button, How to Build a Fire, and How to Rock your Baby. I’m also the mother of two daughters, a snowboarder, a Brooklynite, and a wielder of hammer, spatula and pen. (My personal website is erinbried.com.)
After 16 years as an editor at Condé Nast, I’m now launching KAZOO, a new kind of print magazine for girls—one that inspires them to be strong, smart, fierce, and above all, true to themselves.
In a world where girls are constantly being fed information on how to look and act, KAZOO offers them something radically different. Rather than give them rules to live by, KAZOO gives girls, ages 5 to 10, tools to create, build, explore, dream, play and ask questions. Every story in each issue will be either developed or inspired by top female artists, explorers, scientists, chefs, athletes, activists, writers and others, and regular features will include science experiments; comics; art projects; recipes; interviews with inspiring women from athletes to astronauts; and fun activities, including secret codes, jokes, mazes, search-and-finds and more.
How You Can Help:
I have to raise $150k by April 25th, or KAZOO won’t exist in the world. If you want it to, I need your help in spreading the word about KAZOO’s kickstarter campaign. (It includes a video, created by a pair of Emmy-nominated and Sundance Award-winning filmmakers, that celebrates the strength, courage and power of girls.) Every share, and every pledge, brings me one step closer to creating what I know will be a very powerful magazine for girls.