Let's face it, mental health is stigmatized...even in its own community. Material meant to make us feel better is filled with over technical language that leaves us feeling hopeless, when we finally get the courage to look up resources they make us feel even more messed up, and no one seems to understand.
DORD Magazine started because when we needed it, it wasn't there.
State of DORD
Note From Our Editor In Chief About The Future
DORD Started Because We Needed It
In the process of trying to change the world—we ended up becoming exactly like the world.
And we’re sorry.
We didn’t know what DORD would become yet, so we mimicked movements and ideas we admired, hoping eventually we’d develop a style. But since day one, DORD had a life of its own—and we didn’t honor that.
Going forward, our relationship has to change.
DORD Magazine will be moved bimonthly, focusing on culture, art, and practicality.
DORD Online will become an online hub of resources relating to mental health with guides, book reviews, podcasts, and more. We’ll be sharing frequent content and more diverse content— from opinion pieces to recipes to anxiety tips.
In the fall, we’re going to introduce DORDxWork, an online hub of resources relating to mental health in work environments. How do you find a job you enjoy, how to deal with work stress, how do you effectively communicate with a difficult boss or team, are just a few things we’ll be covering.
In the coming year, there will be DORD swag, we’ll be organizing days of rest and service to others, and furthering our outreach to actually help people. DORD was born to be a movement.
Going forward, that’s what we’re going to do.
Take up space.
Be of service to others.
And stand in our worth—hopefully inspiring you to do the same.
Editor In Chief & Founder
What's a DORD?
Almost a hundred years ago, between pages 770 and 772 in the second edition of Webster’s New International Dictionary, a typo was made. Instead of a dash, a typist accidentally placed an “O”. Three years later the publication removed the word, dooming it to an eternity with no meaning. That is until we found it.