The Restless Times. Media by youth, for youth. This is a bit different.
Issue Seven (!!!) of The Restless Times went live a few days ago. It is without a doubt, out best issue yet. A fresh layout and colour scheme, combined with a photo-heavy issue, new artists, longer and more in-depth articles, seperate categories … our team poured their hearts into this issue like no other before it, and the result is breathaking.
What IS The Restless Times?
A newspaper by youth, for youth. Founded in the early months of 2017 by Darcy Campbell, it’s a monthly, online publication focused on real news and positivity. We find the balance between the negative and positive news, creating issues filled with media that actually matters.
We believe in restlessness – that feeling of desperation to take action, often found in youth. But the bombardment of heartbreaking media leads to a sense of hopelessness and lack of action. We can never feel empowered if we can’t feel positive.
So – positivity is the key. This is what we bring to youth media – a blend of articles that educate about the current issues and events occuring in our world, and pieces that inspire and explore good news.
From Issue Seven, you can expect everything from candid discussions about North Korea to local music, the Nigerian conflict to a poetry slam, climate change to a review of Just Kids, short stories to the teenage voice.
Flip through the pages and uncover the Restless Book Club, plus extra links, quotes and thoughts. Alternatively lose yourself in thoughtful writing and unbelievable landscapes. Switch from a dreamy European lookbook to a political crisis.
Issue 7 is our most cohesive creation yet. Our heart and passion shines through every page, and we know you’ll close the final page feeling invigorated, refreshed, calm and empowered.
WORDS BY DARCY CAMPBELL, TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM OUR WEBSITE:
I want to ask you a question. I want to know if you’re okay.
The past month has been so brutal to millions of people. People are continuously being displaced by civil wars, extreme racism is being suffered by millions, politicians and their verbal sparring sessions are becoming worrisome, and as I type this, climate change is wreaking havoc in the form of Hurricane Harvey across the United States.
So many people are experiencing pain, and our humanity wants to help with all of our might. We are dedicating ourselves to make the world a better place, dedicating ourselves to healing the wounds of others, dedicating ourselves to providing comfort in this world of chaos and horror.
And I have truly never been prouder of humanity. While there is so much pain being caused that dominates the media, there are people behind the scenes trying to fix it. The majority of the world are not bad people, people who are out to cause others grief. But this peacefulness isn’t appealing to the media. The idea that people are actually helping isn’t enough to gain massive audiences, so the broadcasters just don’t air it.
But I want you to know that there are so many more good people in this world than you might think. So many good people that are learning how to have a voice and how to take a stand against the horrors. There is more light in this world than there is darkness, and it is working to eliminate the evils of humanity.
I hope this issue has captured that spirit and makes you feel less alone in your attempts to help heal the bullet holes people such as Donald Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio have shot into innocents. I hope you read this issue and feel less desolate.
You are not alone. The light isn’t diminishing, unlike the media is trying to tell you. It’s growing stronger. We are the light. We have overcome evils such as the slave trade and the apartheid. We will overcome this racism and this sexism and this hatred. Because we are better than this. We mustn’t let the evil minority dictate our world. We must shatter white supremacy and bury it. We must apologise for the wrongs we have committed. We must take a stand. And to do this, you need to know that you are not alone.
Grab a cup of tea, take a deep breath, and read on.
As always, if you’re interested in joining the Restless team, send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org – we are a caring, energetic, creative team of girls constantly supporting and pushing each other, and we love to welcome new members. Whether you’re an artist, poet, writer, journalist, photographer, graphic designer, social media marketer … all forms of creatives are welcome.
get educated. get inspired. get restless.