Updated: Jul 15, 2020
A Note from the Low Caliber Founders
Welcome to Low Caliber!
The idea for Low Caliber was created from the reunion of three high school best friends during the Spring of 2020. Heading into our last years of college, we found ourselves much older, states apart, and intrinsically different from the people we were in high school. While we embraced our individual growth and achievements, we mourned the ability to openly embrace our failures together. We reminisced about our ability to take part in the process of each other’s lives– of not taking ourselves too seriously and communicating openly about the good and the bad. We missed sharing our experiences, living through them together without judgement or processing.
We realized we had a common need for a place to authentically express the ups and downs of our daily lives through creative expression. We wanted a space to embrace striking out in life, imposter syndrome and overall self-doubt. As we have grown, we’ve recognized not only the need for this platform to express our stories but also the need for a shared place for others to relate and share their own stories—both the good and bad.
With Low Caliber, we hope to establish a platform that allows us to fail freely, share openly, and embrace our feelings as they come. As we all enter our early twenties, we realize there are a lot of changes to process and problems that need to be addressed. We aim to create a space within Low Caliber where young women specifically can be free to express the nitty gritty, the unedited and the failures that come along with this stage of life. It is a platform for everyone in the uneasy stage of transition between youth and adulthood to relate, share, and express the untold stories of growing up.
Low Caliber will serve as a testament to the unique perspectives, strengths, and truths that arise when young women are allowed to speak freely and be themselves without filter or suppression.
For July, we are exploring changes– not the pretty parts of change like a sunrise, a new sheet of paper or being introduced to new people, but the uncomfortable parts. The realizations. The mistakes and the chaos that comes with change. Please see our submit page if you would like to contribute– we will be accepting new submissions for this issue until August 1.
We hope you will follow us on this exploration of ourselves in the most authentic form and join the conversation we have started with addressing life’s difficulties.