owners Tali and Ophira Edut founded and published HUES
(Hear Us Emerging Sisters) Magazine from 1992-97. HUES
was the first-ever national multicultural women's magazine.
It began as a class project during their sophomore
year at the University of Michigan. Grants from a few
student organizations allowed them to print 1,000 copies
of the launch edition. They produced three more local
issues, then decided to go national after graduating
in 1994. For the next three years, they worked with
volunteer writers and editors and published nine national
issues with a 25,000-count circulation. Feminist leaders
Gloria Steinem and Rebecca Walker joined their advisory
board, and the magazine was adopted as course curriculum
by many universities around the country.
1997, HUES was acquired by New Moon Publishing in Duluth,
Minnesota. New Moon accelerated the circulation from
quarterly to bimonthly, and published HUES until early
1999. Then, they sold the mailing list and back issues
to Utne Reader and folded the magazine.
HUES is just a memory today, be we have yet to see a
glossy, colorful magazine that represents such diverse
young women in both image, attitude and writing.