Mission Statement

   boilerplate/ boilərˌplāt/ (n.):
   writing that is clichéd or expresses a generally accepted opinion or belief.


Boilerplate Magazine is an online publication, based in but not limited to Vassar College, which seeks to provide a space for challenging dialogue. We at Boilerplate are dedicated to publishing content that subverts the “boilerplate” of mainstream media. We strive to amplify underrepresented voices, to shine light on undervalued issues, and to create works that are at once political, poetic, and innovative. At times we will inevitably fail to do so; yet we are committed to self-reflexivity and hope to use these moments as opportunities for growth, resistance, and community-building. We hope our site can serve as a jumping-off point for compassionate and critical engagement in the world.