The Legacy of Teen Voices Magazine

By Our Bodies Ourselves — January 14, 2022

Teen Voices (1988-2012) was a trailblazing journalism, mentoring, and youth leadership nonprofit that produced an internationally distributed magazine written entirely by and for teen girls. The Boston-based organization played a transformative role in the lives of hundreds of teen girls in the Boston area and thousands of teen readers and writers around the world.

In 2021, under the umbrella of Our Bodies Ourselves, a group of Teen Voices staff, teen leaders, board, and advisory board members came together to create the Teen Voices Legacy Project. The group is working with the Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute to preserve and steward the Teen Voices digital and print files, ensuring they will be available among its renowned collection of feminist materials to scholars and the general public for generations to come. The group has also begun an oral history project to capture the voices of the many girls who wrote articles, shared personal stories, and participated in Teen Voices programs.

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