Five Ways to Support Ms. Before the End of the Year

Each year, supporters of different causes close the holiday season with gifts to the organizations leading the movements they care about.

Ms. is a non-profit, independently-published magazine—meaning we rely on the support of our community to stay in print, publish online and continue mobilizing the feminist movement around the world. We’ve spent over 45 years reporting, rebelling and truth-telling—much of it fueled by feminists like you.

This week, there are many ways you can support the work we do to make feminist perspectives heard and amplify voices from the feminist frontlines.

#1: Become a Ms. Sustaining Member

When you commit to give monthly, quarterly or annually, you’re providing foundational support for our work—and you become a Ms. Sustaining Member.

Give $5 a month to get a feminist pencil pack. Give $10 and we’ll send you a “Call Me Ms.” mug. Give $15 and get a notebook for your own reporting, rebelling and truth-telling. Give $20 to get our “I Know! I Read Ms.” tote. Give $50 or more and you’ll get a special gift from the Ms. team.

Ms. Sustaining Members also receive print and digital access to every issue of the magazine, discounts and early access to community events like the Ms. Book Club, newsletters and action alerts. (We’ll also print your name in our annual anniversary issues each Fall!)

Click here to become a Ms. Sustaining Member.

#2: Become a Ms. Lifetime Member

Give $1,000 or more to Ms. and you’ll become a Member for life. Generous contributions like yours give us the power to continue advancing equality for women and girls around the world, and to show our thanks for your critical support, you’ll also become part of the Ms. Lifetime Circle community.

Lifetime Members get every single issue of Ms., exclusive access to Ms. Lifetime Circle events and early access to Ms. community events, and be added to our Lifetime Circle newsletter. We’ll also print your name in at least one issue of the magazine each year.

Click here to become a Ms. Lifetime Member.

#3: Give the Gift of Ms.

Pass it on! Help us spread the ideas of the feminist movement by giving the gift of Ms. to a friend, family member or otherwise fabulous co-conspirator. Ms. members get every issue of the magazine, special member-only newsletters and discounted and early access to our community events.

This is a gift that doesn’t stop giving—and if you’re still wrapping up your gift list, it’s an easy way to cross off the last names.

Click here to give the gift of Ms.

#4: Send Ms. to Women in Prison and Domestic Violence Shelters

There are currently 8,242 federal, state and county prisoners who are reached by issues of Ms. we send to their facilities, as well as women in hundreds of shelters. That’s a fraction of the total, but it’s a number we’re proud of and hope to keep growing. 

On the outside, the women’s movement brings us support, facts, creativity, humor and a sense of community. Pass it on: Let women on the inside know they are not alone, and let survivors of domestic violence who are now in shelters know it’s unfair for them to be deprived of home while the criminal is free. 

Click here to support the Ms. Women in Prison and Domestic Violence Shelters program.

#5: Join the Ms. Legacy Circle

For almost 50 years, Ms. has been reporting, rebelling and truth-telling the stories of women’s lives. Feminists knew from the start that Ms. was no ordinary magazine. We knew we needed our own voice on the newsstands. We knew we were making history. Many of us saved every issue of the magazine—and many of us still do.

You can help make sure we bring as much influence and insight in the next 50 years—and ensure that Ms. continues to inspire future generations of feminists to tackle the unfinished agenda for women’s equality and social justice—when you make a legacy gift to support Ms. through your will or estate.

Click here to join the Ms. Legacy Circle.


Carmen Rios is a self-proclaimed feminist superstar and the former digital editor at Ms. Her writing on queerness, gender, race and class has been published in print and online by outlets including BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, DAME, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic, the National Women’s History Museum, SIGNS and the Women’s Media Center; and she is a co-founder of Webby-nominated Argot Magazine. @carmenriosss|