By: Nikki Stibal
About this time last year I moved to Australia for a semester of college. The six months passed quickly and I had the time of my life. One of the best parts was meeting so many different people who had completely different cultural backgrounds, lifestyles and opinions than what I was used to. It was a beautiful and enlightening experience.
Among these new people I met, I had the privilege of getting to know a passionate girl named Anusha. Anusha has experienced many many things in this world, having lived in a couple different countries including Australia, India, Sweden and Europe in general. Upon returning home to the US she asked me to be a part of an online fashion magazine she wanted to start.
What started as an Australian adventure turned into one of the greatest projects I have ever had the privilege of being a part of.
It has been three months since the beginning of AKN, and today, Monday December 13th we are launching a new layout to celebrate what started as a small collection of blog posts into a global web-zine.
The siteâ€™s mission statement focuses around the freedom of speech
â€œAKN-weekly & â€˜My word, My freedom, My speechâ€˜ is focused on the importance of every souls right to speak. This online magazine will contain everything from featured stories about current events, to our amazing writers own thoughts and experiences. Every person has a chance to step up and tell us at AKN-weekly, â€˜My word, My freedom, My speechâ€™, what they believe in or feel passionate about! We believe that everyone of you has something to say!â€
The site features writers from 8 different countries and is read in 253 cities around the world, 26 countries including Australia, Asia, Africa, North & Central America, and Europe.
The webzine now focuses on various issues from everyday triumphs to issues with self esteem and other serious issues that affect the world. One issue in particular the site is dedicated to is the â€œlittle projectâ€ that is Anushaâ€™s brain child to help out orphans in India.
The webzine has big plans ahead and I for one am excited to see where it goes in the future.
For more information/reading check out the site at http://aknweekly.com/