“Darling, you’ve got magic in your bones, and gold in your soul. Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re ordinary.” This quote from Billy Chapata sums up the philosophy behind Bella Grace magazine. Part journal and part collaborative storytelling, each issue explores the magic of the everyday and invites readers to participate by leaving space for them to write directly onto the page. The latest issue of Bella Grace is a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at the beauty of the ordinary and the extraordinary; from the list of rules to break to Andrea Clegg Corp’s ten things she’s leaving behind in 2019 in order to make room for more joy.
Reading an issue of Bella Grace is like entering into a small community – every article, list and short story is contributed by readers, for other readers. Interspersed between the pages are prompts and spaces for readers to add their own thoughts, so that every person who reads the magazine can have their own unique experience with it. One page asks readers to keep a note of times when they’ve laughed uncontrollably to form a “laughter bank”, while another gives readers space to write down emotions that they don’t enjoy feeling so that they can try to may peace with them. With these features it’s unsurprising that Bella Grace has gathered an enthusiastic following – each issue isn’t just entertaining but also gives readers a chance to learn something about themselves and others. The Winter 2019/20 issue of Bella Grace is available in store now!