Owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban to Invest in Wear Your Voice

Investor, and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks Invests in an Intersectional Femme Publication that Puts Marginalized Voices First
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LOS ANGELES - April 29, 2019 - PRLog -- Wear Your Voice (WYV), an intersectional feminist media platform, announced today that Mark Cuban, investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will invest in the publication. Financing will be used to expand Wear Your Voice to a multimedia platform to help fill in some of the gaps left by the mainstream and provide more economic opportunities to QTBIPOC (queer, trans Black, Indigenous and people of color) interested in journalism and media.

"I am so grateful to have someone of Mark Cuban's stature, resources and privilege pay it forward. His investment shows what is possible when we view socially conscious publications like Wear Your Voice, as a business opportunity," says Ravneet Vohra, founder of Wear Your Voice. "It took me almost three years to get to this point, being seen and heard is integral to our survival as we continue to grow this platform that prioritises the voices of queer, trans, Black, indigenous and people of color."

Cuban's investment will greatly impact the media platform in various ways in which it will cover overhead and operation costs such as staff wages, freelance contributors wages, and marketing costs. This will also give Wear Your Voice the opportunity to look at new, sustainable ways to run their platform without compromising their vision and without shifting their tone to appease people who are uncomfortable with the work that they do.

"My investment in Wear Your Voice was based on many factors, but the ultimate deciding factor was the high level of content they publish and the community it serves. Saying that, WYV doesn't just serve underrepresented communities of color, it is also a place for the rest of us to listen and learn," says Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks.

Since 2014, WYV has shifted the way media companies operate by uplifting those at the front lines of social change and activism. By creating a business model that honors and highlights Black and Brown women, femmes, trans and non binary people, Wear Your Voice created a space of mutual respect and open conversation. Vohra emphasizes that corporations exploit the work of marginalized communities whose work is  erased, othered, and stolen from and so it is her mission to strive to do the opposite of this by investing in the communities Wear Your Voice represents. Cuban recognized the importance of Wear Your Voice's mission and work, and has broken down a barrier, positively representing those in his position, as he shares the resources he has with Black and Brown feminists.

"WYV is a powerful voice for marginalized communities of color, and platforms like WYV shift the paradigm as we move forward," says Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital.

To  learn more information about Wear Your Voice Magazine and its newest investment, please visit www.wearyourvoice.com (http://www.wearyourvoicemag.com).


ABOUT WEAR YOUR VOICE

Founded in 2014, Wear Your Voice Magazine is an intersectional feminist publication. Wear Your Voice is run by women and femmes of color who are trying to make more room for marginalized voices away from the white, cis-centric, heteronormative, patriarchal gaze.

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