What is Seele?
What started off as encouraging Friday texts in 2013 to Ally’s closest friends, morphed into a Friday blog 2 years later. And now, Seele is something more than just for one day a week.
Focusing on faith, cultures and people, Seele has transitioned from a blog to an online magazine with a readership in 80 countries, mostly who come from Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Seele bridges faith, culture, and candid interviews through weekly Friday Posts, Intimate Portrait Interviews, Guest Posts, Lifestyle Tips, Travel and Features.
Through faith fueled Friday posts, Seele provides answers for the challenges of life, and allows readers to delve into topics related to the Christian faith.
Seele has a straightforward edge that propels men and women to pursue their dreams through inspiring intimate portrait interviews from entrepreneurs, evangelists, reporters, those who work in the nonprofit sectors, those involved in entertainment, leading women, inspiring men, humanitarians, and activists.
Seele, through cultural experiences in traveling or events, offers a wider view of a large world but small world, through the lens of engaging Features and Guest Posts.
Founder & Editor-In-Chief, Ally Portee
Born, bred and raised in South Carolina, USA, I have lived in Spain, England, and Germany. I have now returned to my homeland, America; but, London, UK is my hometown. I am indeed a citizen of the world. I live to experience different cultures and meet their people.
So, how was Seele Magazine born?
You will often find in life that challenges and high moments, valleys and peaks occur in cycles. When you come out of a season of pain and hurt, you will walk into a season of overflow and joy. This is how God often works. And it was in a season of extreme pain and challenge in 2012 that Seele Magazine was born, but not in the form that you see it now.
It’s common to want to know the plan that God has for your life. And the best way to let Him tell you is to be in His Word.
So, in a season of extreme pain, for a year and a half I was immersed in the Word, minute-by-minute, and second-by-second. Until, it was put on my heart to write encouraging text messages to friends. So what started off as encouraging Friday texts in 2013 to my closest friends, morphed into a Friday blog 2 years later.
Seele is the German word for the English word soul. That’s what Seele Magazine is about. It's a magazine that gets to the heart and soul of matters through my Friday messages, cultural flair content, and intimate interviews.
Seele is now something than just for one day a week. It bridges faith, cultures, and people. While Seele is a magazine based on the Christian faith, it welcomes stories of all faiths.
Seele will still have a strong personal touch with my Friday messages, where I seek to energize YOU, the reader, through various topics that lead back to Jesus. But, the magazine will have more information than Meine Seele Singt, my former blog, with lifestyle tips and inspired featured articles.
I write, I travel, I love cooking for friends, and I love teaching when I can. In Berlin I led a Propel Women chapter. Ohhhh- and I’m passionate about encouraging people to be the best versions of themselves through the written word.
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