The Great Discontent (TGD) is a media company and thriving community committed to celebrating the untold stories of today’s artists, makers, and risk-takers. Focusing on beginnings, creativity, and risk, TGD provides a memorable look into the lives of creatives via long-form interviews in digital and print.

The Team

The Great Discontent is published by the creative studio WE MUST BE BOLD – a small, hardworking team headquartered in Los Angeles and based throughout the US. Additionally, TGD collaborates with a worldwide network of talented contributors on print and digital content. If you’re interested in collaborating with TGD on branded content or designed experiences, contact us.

  • Sheharazad Fleming
  • Editor-In-Chief 
  • Robin Scheines
  • Managing Editor
Lisa Butterworth 
  • Contributing Editor
  • Isabel Kim 
    • Digital Design
    • Hugh Weber
    • CEO and Publisher Emeritus

  • A Brief History

First launched as a digital magazine in August 2011, The Great Discontent’s candid conversations with those who create immediately resonated with readers, drawing the attention of individuals seeking to be inspired and challenged. After nearly three years, TGD had garnered a worldwide audience and published over 130 long-form interviews on thegreatdiscontent.com.

In the spring of 2014, TGD transformed itself from a web-only magazine to an online and print publication. Thanks to a loyal, enthusiastic community of readers, TGD completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in March 2014, raising a significant $100k for its inaugural print issue. The Great Discontent, Issue One, debuted in TGD’s online shop in July 2014, receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from readers and catching the attention of retailers around the world, who now stock the magazine.

Driven by an ambitious vision for the future, TGD continues to utilize a variety of formats to publish high-quality content that resonates with its audience. In addition to its print magazine, which is stocked at retailers worldwide, including indie bookstores and boutiques as well as national chains, TGD regularly publishes new digital features online.  TGD’s original vision remains paramount: to build a timeless archive of content that provides an unforgettable look into the lives of those who create, and to awaken readers to possibility.