Tutum Journal is a quarterly digital magazine for and by childless women. Useful as a resource to live through and beyond involuntary childlessness. Our stories take you on a journey that's always enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating. Our first issue was published on March 18, 2021, and we accept submissions year-round.
Each issue of Tutum Journal focuses on stories and interviews around a connecting theme.
We have a penchant for heartfelt words, and deep-soul care. We believe that stories exist in a specific moment, and that that moment is what makes those stories unique. There’s so much noise out there, bombarding us constantly with an endless stream of information and it becomes harder and harder to hear ourselves think. This is a quiet place for you to sit, read, remember, and reflect. We are proud to have readers of all ages finding hope and solidarity within our pages.
We believe that words shape us as individuals. Words stay with us as we go through life, and the words we kept sacred yesterday may be different than the words we need today. Whatever you may be experiencing right at this time in your life, there are the right words for it. The right words comfort us in need. They breathe life into our beings. They show us how we feel. And we are here to give them to you.
This issue focuses on destigmatizing mental health in our community, breaking the patriarchal mold, the emotional and psychological impacts of involuntary childlessness, and identifying what to explore to reset and renew.
This issue focuses on the possibility of light-heartedness and delight, even if only for a moment or two, to recognize that it’s both okay and even helpful to feel joy – perhaps especially amidst hard times.
This issue is all about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives —experiences of disenfranchised grief, resiliency, vulnerability, shame, acceptance, inclusion, and identity.
This issue is an ode to the power of childless womanhood, a warm embrace of all that makes us women, a celebration of how far we’ve come, and a call to unapologetically own our voice.
This issue delves into human emotions and how we heal, and ways to optimize mental health.
This issue explores stages of becoming (and unbecoming), redefining definitions of life, love, and self.
This issue explores living a determined purposeful life and nurture your path to finding purpose.
This issue explores accepting yourself to live a happier life, and embracing every part of ourselves.
This issue explores understanding your true self: your values, your needs, wants, and source of growth.
Becoming a member of the Who’s Who of Tutum Global Small Business Directory is a valuable opportunity for only $75 per issue. Every issue of Tutum Journal keeps you in touch with 12,000 readers spanning 100+ countries, and for a full year will also appear on our website and in our social media averaging 145,000+ monthly impressions. Use your Who’s Who of Tutum Global Small Business Directory listing as tools to optimize your public profile, increase engagement in our community, and to develop future business. Open to childless women entrepreneurs and those who support us.
Email us for discounted $225 for full year (four issues). To become a member of Who’s Who of Tutum Global Small Business, reserve your listing and fill out the business directory listing form.
Want to share your opinion, ideas, expertise with the rest of the world? Well, you came to the right place – we’re looking for thought-provoking perspectives that opens conversations and breaks convention from women who are childless/childfree not by choice or by circumstance across continents. Each print issue of Tutum Journal will interrogate one word which will run as a theme through our regular features, profiles, Q&As, reviews, how-tos, opinion pieces, and poetry.
Many of our contributors leverage their exposure on Tutum Journal to promote their personal brand, company, and work. All writers provide an author bio that will appear below your article, where you can include your company.
You take enormous effort to share your expertise in a story. It really matters that your story should be presented in front of the right audience. Through Tutum Journal you can reach out to childless not by choice readers from 100+ countries.
Spring 'Wellbeing' Issue:
This isn't your typical well-being issue. It will be about destigmatizing mental health in our community. About breaking the patriarchal mold. About considering the emotional and psychological impacts of involuntary childlessness. We're identifying what to explore to reset and renew.
Submission Deadline: December 21, 2022
Summer 'Legacy' Issue:
Do you feel sad, guilty, or content about the existential implications of not having offspring? Do you believe that your family name, traditions, and heirlooms end with you? Have you found ways to lessen the pain or create a legacy in a new way? When we say legacy, we mean ancestry, present, and hereafter. We mean our roots are just the beginning. In this issue, we are focusing on what "legacy" means to our community, be it the past (the legacy we carry from another), the present (the legacy we create by how we live today) or the future (how we want to be remembered).
Submission Deadline: March 21, 2023
Fall 'Body' Issue:
How do you really feel about your bodies? What is hidden in our culture’s silence around women’s bodies and permanent infertility? Do you feel like your body let you down? Do you feel liberated? We want to tap into our network of health, beauty, sex, and nutrition experts for advice. We want an honest portrayal of childless women’s physical and sexual experiences, and the effects of infertility, fertility treatments, post-hysterectomy, menopause, heavy painful periods, or another circumstance.
Submission Deadline: June 14, 2023
Winter 'Relationships' Issue:
Human existence is akin to togetherness marked by association with people, other forms of life and nature. We are wired with invisible bonds of relationships, and our emotions and feelings determine how we behave with ourselves and others. Relationships are the magical yarns that weave and interlock us with family, friends, environment, animals, food, objects and even ourselves. What forms of relationship give your day-to-day life meaning? How would you define your relationship with family, friends, animals, food, or yourself? These can be relations that are full of happiness or marked by the subtler complexities that a relationship could generate.
Submission Deadline: September 12, 2023
What to include:
*Articles should be no more than 500 to 1,800 words. Poetry no more than 400 words.
* Photo of yourself (optional)
* Short bio (sample: Jobi Tyson (@jobityson) is a sociocultural researcher, wellbeing expert, and marketing coach, and the founder of Tutum Global, based in the United States. tutumglobal.com)
𝙴𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚕 𝚞𝚜 your pitch or submission in Word format to share your personal narrative or expert advice.
* Global Village: Contribute your first-person article about life for a childless woman in different places and cultures:
Word format, 275 – 750 words, submit photo(s).
* Ask A Therapist: Do you want advice from a therapist or wellness professional? Submit your question which may be chosen for an upcoming issue.
* Herstory: Contribute your article about an influential or inspiring childless woman from history: Word format, 500 – 1,000 words.
* Ideas Please: Your ideas on what Tutum Journal should feature next.
Tutum Journal reserves the right to edit articles for length and content, and change title. Please submit only unpublished, non-fiction, poetry, or subject expert articles.
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