Frequently Asked Questions
MyUmbrella is for members of the LGBTQ+ community who are looking for a creative outlet. Unlike other platforms, we invite members of the community who want to share their stories the opportunity to do so by joining our Writers Cohort. Their published work reminds us that we’re not alone as we think we are.
Not at all. You just have to be able to put your thoughts on paper in a relatable way.
That’s no problem at all. We have writers from various countries where English is not their first language. All submitted work gets reviewed and edited before being published. We do our best to make your voice shine as brightly as possible.
While other platforms allows anyone to quickly set up an account and publish as they please, we take a slightly different approach. We want to help you find and polish your voice as a writer as well as keep it the platform as a safe haven from trolls.
We have various categories to choose from including freeform creative writing. With that said, we will not publish work that incites hate or violence.
Yes. We have a mobile app is meant for anyone who wants to continue to build community outside of commenting on articles. We are working on connecting the articles to the app so that it will be updated in real time. Currently the app is solely on iOS devices.
All of our profiles use the handle @MyUmbrellaHQ
While we understand the significance and symbolism that the flags represent, we decided not to integrate it into our branding to ensure the platform would be safe for viewing in all geo-political environments.
MyUmbrella is 100% bootstrapped and owned by Angie, a queer woman of color.