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CYM | Who We Are

Funk band Lettuce headlining at Red Rocks for their annual Rage Rocks in 2017. Photo by Sean Michael for Compose Yourself Magazine.

Compose Yourself Magazine is an independently run outlet that spotlights music, art, social justice initatives and more. At its’ core, CYM is an outlet for creatives wanting to create change through sharing their experiences with the world. We wholeheartedly believe that concerts, art fairs, festivals and other social gatherings have the power to alter a person through experience. Not only are music and art universal communicators, but they inspire us to become proactive about our own contributions to the world around us. Who better to supply a platform to than you, the movers and shakers of the world?

What do you Compose Yourself of?

One half of rap duo Ying Yang Twins performing at In Bloom Festival in 2018. Photo by Paula Horstman for Compose Yourself Magazine.

CYM is made possible by a team of volunteer freelance writers and photographers across the country. We can’t cover all the bases without having an ear in every city. Interested in becoming a contributor or being featured? Whether it’s your top five favorite albums, insightful interviews with those making changes in your community, or a social justice issue that needs more attention, we want to hear about it and give you the platform to amplify the good. 

Black Lives Matter march in 2020. Photo by Brittany Wherry for Compose Yourself Magazine.

If you love music, art and social justice and have a medium to express yourself in, we’d love to hear from you! Please send an introductory email to our founder and lead editor, Tai Carpenter.