Hey, seeker!

Our mission at Pixelgrade is to support people who want to make an impact in their communities.

We reach it through various endeavors. We create digital products to help people express their thoughts and showcase their creative work. We give back to the WordPress ecosystem. And we nurture a growing tribe around stories that make us better human beings.

We genuinely believe a company’s goal exceeds its own financial interests. It goes beyond that and opens gateways for exploration, discovery, and growth. We don’t always know where some will lead us, but we’re up for the adventure.

The Upstairs Community is one of such attempts. It kicked-off from our desire to stay away from clickbait and news as we know it and offer an authentic alternative through stories. We believe far more in such an approach as being sustainable and rewarding in the long haul. It gets us closer to reach our mission, too.


We created a safe place to access stories that make us better people. We don’t care about job titles, cultures, backgrounds, professions, hobbies, beliefs, preferences of any kinds.

All narratives are worthy of being shared, and they are written by folks like me and you. Regular human beings who value the power of vulnerability.

Twice a month, on a Sunday, we pack a story and send it to you via email. There are no marketing tricks, no paid sponsors, and no tracking. Only plain text wrapped into what we all need a bit more in our lives: acceptance and kindness. Here’s an example of what you’ll get.

Take a moment and read our manifesto. Get a feeling about our mantras and what you can expect from us.

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Stay kind and safe,
—Oana from Pixelgrade, the gal in charge