Alphabet is a magazine for people who make a home together. We believe the home is a lived space and not a showroom. We believe that when families return to the basics—acts of gratitude, curiosity, collaboration—they are writing the kinds of living stories that are meant to be shared. This is where we share them.
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It seemed like many parenting or family-related magazines featured a polished, picture-perfect home that was, quite simply, not at all like our own. So we set out to create an alternative: a family journal that celebrates the personal foundations of our homes in their many different forms.
Why do you call it 'Alphabet'?
The alphabet is a foundation, the universal language of every home. We were taught it as we were growing up: ‘A is for Apple’, ‘B is for Banana’, ‘C is for Cat’. The alphabet holds the building blocks for bedtime storytelling and dinner table conversation. Through it, we explore, question and share the narratives that connect us and make us who we are.
Who is Alphabet for?
Some of our readers live in houses with yards, and some of them rent small apartments in the city. Some of them wake up to a half-dozen familiar faces, and some of them say good night to just one. Wherever they are and however they live, Alphabet is for the people who make a home together
What to expect?
Alphabet is a print publication, a collection of voices that offer honest portrayals of today’s family in all its shapes and sizes in Australia and around the world. As an Alphabet Family Journal reader, you can expect photography and personal essays from people just like you. Each issue features stories with themes that begin with a certain letter. In Issue A, our contributors take us to the Apple Isle, reflect on Art and Aesthetics, tell us about their experiences with Adoption, celebrate an Anniversary, and more.