About Us

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Rebellious Magazine for Women is a Chicago-based intersectional feminist digital media organization that’s smart, funny, inspiring, empowering, smart-ass and yes, Rebellious!

Rebellious Magazine delivers a unique feminist perspective on Chicago news, events, politics and culture through original articles, essays and interviews. We support women-owned and women-operated businesses and organizations through editorial coverage and business partnerships.

Founder and Rebelle in Chief Karen Hawkins is an award-winning reporter and editor whose journalism background includes positions with The Associated Press, the Windy City Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Palm Beach Post. She is the former director of communications for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and she is Hubspot-certified in Inbound Marketing. Sometimes, she talks to reporters and stuff.

To advertise/partner with us:
Email Business Development Director Jessie Mansbacher at jessie@rebelliousmagazine.com.

To submit your event for our Calendar/Feminist Agenda:
Email details to calendar@rebelliousmagazine.com.

To write for us:
Click below to take a look at our Freelancer Onboarding Guide for details about our submission process.
Rebellious Magazine for Women Freelancer Onboarding Guide