QAMI JAN Monthly Digital Magazine

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Each month, we publish our digital QAMI JAN magazine. There is no other publication like ours, because this one speaks directly to you and your experiences and also lets you open your hearts to each other. (Download our complimentary debut issue to see what we mean.)

About the Magazine:

We tackle tough topics that usually get algorithmically demoted by most social media and e-commerce platforms. But these are conversations that people want to have. Topics such as thousand-year-old cultural traditions, healing intergenerational trauma, indigenous liberation and strained national identity, and how to believe in a future when the present is so uncertain. And somehow, we manage to do it in the most visually stunning way, where you are left feeling 1) empowered with new knowledge and 2) imbued with the pride of your existence. Yes, our continued existence is a miracle. And it's a beautiful one.

If you made it to this page, in spite of everything working against us, it's for a reason. Thank you for finding us. 

What to expect:

Stunning photos of the Armenian Highlands, conversations that aren't always easy but are necessary, articles and interviews that make you feel connected to the spirit of the Armenian Highlands and each other. In addition to our articles, each month's issue contains our discount codes for 10% off the QAMI JAN shop, and we provide other exclusive offers (such as complimentary tickets to events in the NYC area)--meaning your subscription more than pays for itself.

We promise this issue will make you feel something. If not, we will refund your money. 

 

About the July Issue:

Issue No. 12 | Drowned in the Depths

In this issue, we interviewed Leila Boukarim, an author, and Sareen Hairabedian, a director and producer.

Leila is the author of the children’s book Lost Words: An Armenian Story of Survival and Hope. She is also behind the project A Million Kites, which collects poems and messages of children from Gaza.

Sareen’s recent documentary film, My Sweet Land, follows an 11-year-old boy named Vrej living in Martakert, Artsakh. In the trailer for the film, Vrej says, “We live in a country where war is expected to start at any moment. I don’t want my children to witness war. I may experience it, but I don’t want that for my children.”

Given the mass dehumanization of children and the unilateral removal of their innocence, which we see in many forms and particularly with respect to the children of Gaza, we decided to pair Leila and Sareen’s interviews for this issue. Our intention is not only to highlight these brilliant women and their work, but to grow to a point where we can discuss children, as children, until these conversations are no longer the exception to the rule. That all children regardless of where they were born, don’t have to be applauded for their resilience but rather can simply be left alone, to play, to dream, to dance, to laugh, and to just be.

 

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OUR STORY

The Armenian people, worldwide, are in a state of despair. 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, we saw that the loss of our people, homeland, and culture has not ended, most recently with the violent uprooting of Artsakh. We founded QAMI JAN in 2022 to uplift your spirit, to create a renewed sense of hope and resistance. We do this by focusing on our ancient culture and supporting local artisans. We are not relics. We are very much alive. And we will return.

Please join us in sharing the QAMI JAN spirit.

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