Welcome, Pulch.

A photograph of three people embracing and smiling. They are all looking past the camera at something to the left. They stand in front of a bright orange wall. The peopple are: Chris Leopardi, Jay Anderson, and Luisa Mitchell

Pulch Mag is a new West Australian youth magazine that was launched by and for young local creatives.

Run by three mates, Luisa Mitchell, Jay Anderson and Chris Leopardi, wanted to create a space for the next generation of artists to collaborate, and a platform to celebrate their work.

Centre for Stories is proud to be backing Pulch by auspicing the magazine, which was also recently awarded the Propel Youth Arts ‘WA YCulture Metro Grant.’

If you’re interested in working with them, you can email them at hello@pulchmag.com and they’re especially keen to hear from young (≤26) creatives who identify as ATSI, CaLD, living with a disability, LGBTIQA+ or from migrant, asylum seeker or refugee backgrounds.

About the Pulch team

Luisa Mitchell is a writer, editor and filmmaker. She’s directed and managed a number of youth-led creative projects, including the Uni Goonies Film Festival, and Athena and Grok Magazine—two student multimedia publications. She’s passionate about empowering young artists and ensuring the stories of diverse voices are heard. Luisa is a Kimberley woman of Whadjuk-Noongar heritage and her upbringing in the creative industry up north gave her a passion for using art to achieve social justice, particularly for Indigenous Australians, rural populations, and other underrepresented groups.

Jay Anderson is a queer writer of colour based in the Whadjuk region of the Noongar nation. He managed and participated in the Centre for Stories queer storytelling project, Bright Lights, No City, which documented the experiences of LGBT+ people from regional and rural areas of Western Australia. He currently works for Margaret River Press and studies Social Work at Curtin University. His writing has been published in various journals and print anthologies, and he was recently the KSP Writers’ Centre CaLD Fellow.

Chris is a graphic designer from Perth, WA. As an outgoing and friendly bloke, he’s a passionate team player, and a keen problem solver, who always finds it hard to back away from a creative challenge. At the heart of his work lies strategy and creative thinking. He has a love for all areas of design particularly print and editorial, as well as a keen interest in marketing and brand management. Chris has enjoyed working with the likes of the Fremantle Dockers, Curtin University and Aboriginal fashion label Kirrikin Australia. Away from his desk, Chris loves kicking the footy, travelling the world and catching up with mates.

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