In 2003, Kate Bezar went to her newsagent in search of some inspiration and walked away empty-handed. This moment inspired her to create the magazine she wanted to read: “I basically dreamed up my dream job and it was extraordinary”.
From the very first issue, Dumbo Feather has provided a platform for people to tell their stories. The people featured in our pages were not necessarily famous, they were changemakers, leaders, artists, writers, lawyers, activists, philosophers, teachers, builders, and scientists, who use their craft to build towards their vision for the world.
Over the years, Dumbo Feather has grown and evolved. In 2011, Kate followed her heart back to her native New Zealand, where she is raising her family, her chooks and making an leading the shift towards eco-friendly, sustainable packaging as the Director of The Better Packaging Co.
Kate handed the reins to Berry Liberman, a friend and long-time fan of the magazine, and her Family Office, Small Giants. Under nurturing leadership of Berry, the magazine grew to embrace podcast and digital platforms, engaging the community more deeply in the conversations that matter.
In 2023, Dumbo Feather published issue #72 — ‘Leadership for a hopeful future’ the last official magazine under the Dumbo Feather masthead. This marked the moment the magazine evolved from a lovingly printed artefact into a living community of engaged citizens who will continue to create the hopeful future that we all aspire to through the work of Small Giants Academy.
We continue to scour the world to engage in rich conversations with extraordinary people and share stories that matter at Small Giants Academy — follow the evolution to co-create a more hopeful with us.