NORTHLETTERS MAGAZINE throws a light on the Nordic, its stories, nature, culture and soul. The North uncovers the inner calm and hidden truths about us. Our magazine is a guide to better understand how we can nurture and improve our state of mind and the world we have built around us, a guide to foster our awareness, resilience and soul. Through photography and written words, this magazine brings together the unmistakably Nordic ideas, feelings and ways of thinking.
NL2 is our female summer edition. Summer is the time to slow down and to become more aware of ourselves, our bodies, souls and minds, the time to recognize what is doing us harm and what is supporting and inspiring us. Summer is the time for traveling or spending time in the countryside, time and space to discover the possibilities beyond our outer and inner borders.
Here at Magazine Heaven, NORTHLETTERS is one of many feminist-inspired magazines which has a message we strive to stand for. Every story within has something anyone can relate to from growing up and accepting our bodies to the nostalgia of childhood and the battle we can have with mental health.
In NL2 we meet adventurer Caitlin Fullam who describes the blending of feminine and masculine energy, Nanje Nowack who reflects the art of self-acceptance and Kam Vachon who inspires us with the art of being less expectant and more grounded in inner balance. Aurore Morisse tells her touching story of being different and artist Laura Lereveur magically describes the limitations a dictated world is imposing on our mind. We again meet NL1 contributors with very personal stories: Frederique Peckelsen who is looking for places that equal her inside, and Lise Ulrich with her poetic interpretation of female friendship. We read Valerie Schöneich’s inspiring story about soul pain and self-growth. We get to know Elisabeth Sofie Hovde who tells about Nordic summer days in her home near the sea. We accompany photographer Christina Strehlow to her peaceful house in Skåne, and photographer Gunn Kristin Monsen to her Norwegian country home, listening to the sound of the lake and a life full of simplicity and calming beauty. Elise Boreham reflects the impact our homes have on our inner well-being: Home is what we make it. The more you build it and nurture it, the more it will care for you.“ And we discover the visual world of female International artists Noémi Ottilia Szabo, Marta Bevacqua, Charlotte Lapalus, Elisa Vendramin and Frieda Mellema who create a sensual and dreamy visual world for NL2. Finally, we meet Photographer Thomas Kettner, co-founder of NORTHLETTERS magazine.
“I live best – most creatively, thoughtfully, innovatively, emotionally, physically, sincerely, lovingly – in-betweens. Between beauty and ugliness, or reality and dreams; between within and without. Between dancing and fighting. I wear scarred boots instead of beautiful slippers and walk through the rotten and the fragrant. I collect stains and scratches, bruise my knees. I find familiars in the wilds, bathe in puddles, hide in ancient trees, curse at skies, take tea with demons. And that is how I have made my life. “- Laura Lereveur
Within this issue of NL2 we also found a nostalgic quote on the back cover that creates a beautiful Nordic image that we have enjoyed throughout the magazine. Written by Lisa Ulrich, one of the issue’s contributors, says:
“Oh, Scandinavian summer night, how your perfume lingers in the air. Pulsating poetically with feminine energy, the ethereal twilight fills with intoxicating smells of flowers, moist dew on lush fields and gentle light-blue darkness that turns to dawn before the party is even over. As I bike home in the early hours while the nightingale sings and a gentle breeze plays with my hair, she is all around me, coursing exhilaratingly through my veins like champagne bubbles. I am hers and she is mine: The lady of my Nordic midsummer night’s dreams.”
We think that every piece of writing, every story and every piece of photography in this magazine is a work of art with an outstanding level of quality that we really adore at Magazine Heaven, and something as unique as this must not be missed, so we highly recommend this one to anyone wanting to try something unique and a little bit different.
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