She Shreds magazine is ending its print publication after eight years. In a statement today, founder Fabiola Reyna announced that the magazine will cease printing, though the publication will fully transition over into a digital platform.
Reyna says in the statement, “First off all, let’s get this over with: No, this isn’t a goodbye letter. It’s a look at how far we’ve come letter. It’s a letting go, moving on, and growing into something bigger, bolder, and louder letter. It’s the end of She Shreds Magazine. But the beginning of She Shreds Media.”
The magazine was started in 2012 as a response to a media landscape that gave plenty of coverage to men who played guitar or bass, but frequently offered little representation of women. The magazine has featured guitarists such as Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Courtney Barnett. It’s final issue will be on newsstands in June.
Read Reyna’s full statement here.