One thing for sure is that Birmingham, AL can’t say they don’t have enough individuals willing to raise their voices to talk about their city and everything positive currently taking place there. The local online ecosystem continues to expand, while other publications are simply changing how they approach delivering their product. One thing to take note of are the number of women taking advantage of the possibilities that online publishing affords.
Birmingham View has been mentioned on this site before, with its creator, Vickii Howell, having occasionally written pieces here in the past. Recently Vickii has turned her weekly e-newsletter into a platform to provide her insight on how issues in the news will affect the city.
The latest edition to the online magazine scene is B-Positive Magazine, started by Tiffeny Curier to shine a positive light on what’s going on in the city and the surrounding area. Curier was recently featured on Georgia Mae, another online publication that’s been around since 2008 and started by Javacia Harris Bowser. It recently celebrated its 1,000th post with the interview Curier serving as the launch of its new column on the site, Birmingbelle of the Week. The best way to learn more about it is by checking out the post.
Incidentally, Javacia has been busy on several fronts, creating a network of female bloggers, journalists, and creative writers in the Birmingham area called See Jane Write. Their next event, See Jane Tweet, is tonight at Matthew’s Bar and Grill. Registration has already closed, but you’ll probably want to keep your eyes open for their next event.
What are some other examples of strong female voices online here in Birmingham, AL?