Who are we?
Lithium Magazine was founded with the intent to create a space and platform in which teens and young adults of all walks of life can express themselves through the most creative and freeing means possible. We do not cater to commercialization nor expectations. Rather, we aspire to amplify all voices that have something to say. We discuss what young people are so frequently told not to, whether it be politics, mental health, or the deeply rooted complexities of what it means to be young. Lithium is here for you.
In December of 2015, our then-15-year-old editor-in-chief Olivia Ferrucci made an Instagram post asking if anyone would submit to a magazine she was thinking of creating; more than 60 people responded overnight. On December 31st, Lithium released the “New Beginnings” issue, a compilation of teens’ photography, art, and writing. The idea behind Lithium was simple: young people from all over the world should be able to express their creativity safely and unapologetically.
Since then, Lithium has grown exponentially. We partnered with the Gen-Z talent agency and editorial platform Adolescent Content in 2017; we hosted a charity event in support of the Malala Fund and a gallery show centered on LGBT+ creators at Junior High in Los Angeles; our team has surpassed 100+ regular contributors ages 15-26; we released a 100-page print issue all about sex.