DIYdancer began six years ago as a website that featured dancers writing about and responding to their own art form. Soon, we began filling a need in various communities around the country for considered dance coverage and broader arts criticism: from New York City to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, and more. In 2017, we launched our print journal with “Issue 01 | collaboration + time,” and we re-emerged as a resource for connecting dancers and dance makers, photographers and writers, and various dance communities, both nationally and internationally. We are committed to celebrating dancers and dancemakers as the whole people they are, possessed of a voice and unique story. To that end, our arts coverage includes more first-person narratives from a diverse range of working artists as well as an elevated graphic design and presentation of our stories—whether online, in print, or audio—to better reflect the rigorous aesthetics of the artists we cover.