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A Letter From Maranda Pleasant

Founding editor-in-chief & publisher

So what’s the big idea? We're not just a magazine; we're a movement. We’re a platform bringing worlds together, building bridges, giving consciousness an expanded voice in national media. We are growing an organic publication of substance, where we can find depth and wisdom to really transform our lives. We’ve set out to create a visually stunning and context-transforming publication that doesn’t play it safe. We like it real around here. It’s time to shine, not shrink.


Our model gives national figures, artists, and leaders a blank canvas, a space to express, write, and create. Their ideas. Their voices. Not filtered through our eyes or limited to a few quotes. You get them straight up. Direct access. You form your own opinion. Our interviews are not cut to bias. They’re raw, real, and personal. Fascinating people with powerful ideas featured in every issue. It’s time we connect and shift this planet for good.

Origin is a new model bringing together notable voices on subjects that few others address: dealing with eating disorders, divorce, depression, cancer and illness. We feature articles from top leaders on the environment, world issues, powerful humanitarian causes, etc. Let’s get personal and share our experiences. Real conversations connect us, get us out of self-isolation, and inspire us to live richer and bolder lives. What happens when we face our demons, failures, and unresolved darkness? We grow.

Vulnerable is the new strong. Our dreams are bigger than the printed page. We’re building a national community. A network. Not wires or signals. People. We connect communities through art and events, bringing amazing individuals together to create positive change. Let’s imagine our circles expanding exponentially.

We’ve also created a new conscious business model based on transparency and a new wave of media possibilities. We’re not interested in just selling ads; we’re creating family and a mutual cycle of support. We give awesome local businesses a national voice. Every issue, we’re expanding our distribution across the country. Grow with us. This magazine breathes with vision, intention, and love from communities across the nation coming together.

The potential and possibilities are endless.

Let’s build some bridges. Let’s go deep. Let’s be honest.

Let’s find our voice and create big things together.

Maranda Pleasant

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"So what’s the big idea?
We're not just a magazine; we're a movement."
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