Welcome to The Rest Of Us. So happy to see you.

I hope that this is the start of something exciting. T.R.O.U. is an idea born out of my study of the body positive movement, where I saw that changes in how we feel about one another can be made through being exposed to people and things we might not understand. I don’t know about you, but, I never had a role model on television or in movies that I could really relate to.

Part of my research into body love showed me that when we don’t see ourselves in the media, we don’t know what possibilities are out there for us. Living a happy, good, fulfilling life seems to be a monumental task. I know that this isn’t really ground breaking news, I’ve read that lack of representation is a problem several times. But instead of just reading about how it is a problem, I decided to try and create a solution. So The Rest Of Us Lit. Mag. came to be.

The mission of this magazine is simple. Inclusive, intersectional, love stories for humans. Just like everyday love, the stories can come in different forms including essays, poems, short stories, flash fiction, or something else created through words not listed here. We want to see ourselves in relationships and in love. T.R.O.U. is providing a platform to collect those stories and share them with others. If you have one you’d like to share please follow the instructions on the submit page to send it in for consideration.

I strongly believe in Acceptance Through Representation. We learn to understand and accept things we are unsure of when we read about them and are exposed to those things that seem foreign or different. For more information about this magazine please check out the about page.

This magazine aims to be entertaining, heart warming, and provide a place for acceptance, and positivity in this overly negative world. We also aim to pay our contributors, so if you’re so inclined, please visit our funds page to be a part of our KickStarter.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!


[Description of image: The Rest of Us logo. A grey back ground with a red circle around the letters T.R.O.U. written in black in the centre. Below is a sketch in black of an anatomically inspired heart with lines radiating around it. Underneath the heart is the written in black is The Rest of Us Lit. Mag.]

About Whitney Sweethttp://fatwomenare.wordpress.comBio: Whitney Sweet is a poet and writer of fiction. Her work has been included in A&U Magazine, as well as Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers anthology. She is the winner of the 2014 Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award. Her poetry will be included in the forthcoming Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology (October 2018) and essays can be read in the Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets (2019) She is the creator and editor of T.R.O.U. Lit. Mag, a literary magazine dedicated to love and diversity. Whitney holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing and English. When she isn’t writing you might find her laughing with her husband, napping, knitting, cooking, or petting her dogs.

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