Our #MelaninMagic may consistently receive praise on social media, but women of color still don’t receive the accolades they truly deserve. One woman is looking to change that with her soon-to-be-released print magazine, Tonal.
Indian-American Zarna Surti, who used to work as Nasty Gal’s managing editor, founded Tonal as a platform for women of color whose faces are rarely seen and whose voices are rarely heard.
In an interview with Fashionista, Surti shared, “I’d been in fashion and entertainment and all that for a long time and it felt like I just wanted to tell their stories more and celebrate them even more.”
Each issue of Tonal will feature a theme as well as women of color as contributors, profile subjects and models in fashion editorials. The brand describes the magazine as “dedicated to celebrating the strength, ambition and beauty in women of color.” This magazine is definitely one we can’t wait to get our hands on, and we are so proud of Surti for taking a stand for women of color.
Tonal’s first issue will be released on Friday, April 6. Preorder your issue and learn more at tonaljournal.com.