About Dumbo Feather
Behind extraordinary ideas, there are extraordinary people. Dumbo Feather is a magazine about these people. Each issue, we scour the globe for those with the drive to make a difference, seeking out those who inspire, excite and thrill us with possibility. Whether theyâ€™ve touched millions or just those nearby, what unites them is their passion.
Dumbo Featherâ€™s readers are people who want to be inspired and told a different story than the one they hear every day. Each quarterly issue features five extended profiles of people worth knowing, across enterprise, education, science, sport, politics, fashion and the arts.
You’re probably thinking the nameÂ Dumbo Feather is a little strange.
In 2004, a New Zealander named Kate BezarÂ was working a corporate job. Uninspired and looking for change, Kate went to her local newsagent in search of a magazine that would challenge and provoke her, but all she found were stories of corruption, violence and celebrity.
In that moment, Kate decided to publishÂ Dumbo Featherâ€”a magazine created to educate and heal, which would tell stories of people living with passion and purpose, people who had found the thing that made them fly. She named it after Dumbo the elephantâ€”from the 1941 Disney film of the same nameâ€”who believed that a magic feather gave him the power to fly, when heâ€™d in fact, he had always the capacity within him. Kate wanted the magazine to be the feather for its readers; the thing that gave them the courage to do what they were truly capable of.
Ten years on,Â Dumbo Feather has grown to be a magazine full of conversations with extraordinary people, changemakers in their communities, large and small.
What our readers say about us
â€śDumbo Feather is a modern-day classicâ€ť â€”Three Thousand
â€śA dense, engaging read that begs you to sit down and spend a couple of hours slowly soaking it in.â€ť â€”Mag Nation
Â â€śIf you arenâ€™t reading Dumbo Feather, youâ€™re missing out on one of the most wonderful cultural magazines of all timeâ€ť â€”Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
â€śAn Australian publication with glamor, serendipity and abandon crossed with rigor, detail and thoughtfulness.â€ť â€”Future Undergroup People
â€śSettle in with a glass of wine, dip in and out, allow some of the words to settle. This isnâ€™t a one-tram-ride filler. Dumbo feather is entrĂ©e, slow-cooked main course, and dessert.â€ť â€”Louisa Deasey, Girl With a Satchel
Dumbo Feather is not just a magazine, we are a community of likeminded people. We run events, including live conversations, culture clubs, fĂŞtes and parties. We encourage our community to host their own Dumbo Feather events too. For more information, please visit the Events page.
Issue 50: out now!