Back in the day, we had an idea to make a quarterly magazine that was unlike any outdoor magazine that had ever been published. So we dusted off our journalism degrees and found the most interesting and radical people in the outdoor industry and asked them to tell their stories.
Sisu Magazine was born and inside the pages you would find stories about the first trans woman to compete in the Freeride World Tour, learn how to tell your van-life husband that you’re actually a lesbian, discover why affinity spaces for Black women are necessary and important, and so much more.
It was what we wanted to read back then and what we still want to read, served up by the writers, artists, and photographers who are at the forefront of the modern outdoor movement.
But then this thing called COVID happened and all of our funding dried up as did our appetite to chase down brands to sponsor each issue. So we stopped publishing with no announcement or fanfare.
We're proud of the collaborative work that we were able to do with amazing writers, artists, and photographers for nine issues. The storytelling stands, and that's why we still make the digital issues available. Enjoy.