The Bridge is a manual for curious women of all ages.
The Bridge was created to be the print equivalent of a long, bottomless mimosa brunch with a dozen fascinating women of all ages. We “meet” twice a year to discuss things that women actually tend to talk about; sex, menopause, telling your gyno that you’ve been sleeping around, addiction, how to make vegetables less disgusting, and your new skincare routine.
I had the privilege of growing up in a full-blown matriarchy. Through eavesdropping on conversations between my mom, aunts, sister, and cousins, I have personally gained the knowledge of years of invaluable life experience. I recognized that I was getting incredible advice from the women in my family because they actually have my best interest at heart. There’s a level of love, kindness, and realness in their wisdom. They are the ones who get real with me about how to deal with the three luscious black hairs that grow out of my chin. This magazine was inspired by the intergenerational relationships between these women. My goal is to replicate that exchange of knowledge here, so it can be available for women who aren’t so lucky to live in a matriarchy.
At The Bridge, we believe that every woman has something to say, even those who don’t consider themselves writers. We provide the space for women to share their perspectives, the same way the comfy couch at your grandma’s house facilitates amazing post-Thanksgiving discussions about the first time you got your period. We know women have wisdom, all we do is offer a platform to share it.
Editor, Writer, & Designer
Hello and welcome to my passion project. I’ve been developing this issue for a year now; stalking my friends and family, begging them to contribute, and filling the Notes app on my phone with article ideas. I am a graphic design student at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I love 30 Rock, my two cats (a sweet one and an evil one), and peanut butter M&Ms. I am an avid crocheter and haven’t ever taken a group fitness class and enjoyed it.
25% of all proceeds going to Girls Inc., a national non profit organization inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold through a combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment and research-based programming equips girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models in their community.
Our Fabulous Print Partners
This group of amazing women helped us print Issue No. 3. Not only do we love them for helping us bring The Bridge to you, we love their women-led businesses and think you should know about how awesome they are.
B.Ross is inspired by female makers and the cities they celebrate. Named for our favorite first female maker, Betsy Ross, b.ross embodies the meaning, dedication, and hustle it takes to be a “maker”.
Caitlin is a sports chiropractor with her own practice in the Greater Philadelphia region. The goal of her practice is to treat the whole person which means listening; it requires building rapport and working within the boundaries of evidence but not being confined by them.
Gloria came to mindfulness to deal with the stress of parenting and learn to work with her own temper. She shares what she has learned and am still learning in unique classes, workshops, programs, and counseling support for parents and families.
Are you wondering what is next for you in life? Or maybe you have a sense that your most joyful, fulfilled life looks a little (or a lot) different from your current life. Gwenn works with amazing, capable women like yourself to identify and create what you really want.
Children's Art Camp
The Handwork Studio is a kids' needle arts, machine sewing and fashion camp. Our purpose is to pass down the tradition of teaching practical arts such as knitting, hand and machine sewing, embroidery, weaving, quilting, fashion and crafts in a fun and relaxed environment.
Monna is an award-winning graphic designer and artist in Philadelphia. Her portfolio includes work from The Colored Girls Museum, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, and Women Veterans Run.
Interior Design & Styling
personal space is an interior design and styling firm that believes that how people live, what people use, and what people wear directly impact one’s self-confidence and individuality. We believe design is where material meets soul.
Art classes for children to adults, painting parties, Girl Scout badge classes, outreach & private art classes. Get creative!
The Sage Farmhouse at Hillwood Farm is a beautifully restored circa 1785 farmhouse located on four scenic acres in Media, Pennsylvania.