Hi there! Welcome to The Local. I’m Lilly Kate, the editor-in-chief here. With this year’s publication, I hope you find value in the stories we tell and the images we present. We hope to give you a glimpse into both the exuberance and routine that Birmingham has to offer.
With a staff made up of a community of young storytellers, our mission is to capture and illuminate authentic views of Birmingham’s people, places and stories. Through our website and print magazine, we hope to amplify voices, ignite conversation and encourage change.
Every year the Local publishes a magazine that has been recognized as being among the best in the Southeast. You can look for that in the Spring. Between now and then, check back here throughout the week for new stories showcasing the best the Magic City has to offer.