The zine is published in Oakland, CA., U.S.A. and deals with women, feminism, health and motherhood. In 1997, Bee Lavender (editor of zine A Beautiful Tribute, co-editor of Breeder and author of Lessons in Taxidermy) became editor of an on-line companion to the zine.
As the website states: "the zine started as a forum for young mothers, single parents, and marginalized voices, but has grown to represent progressive families of all varieties."
Hip Mama accepts submissions of essays, artwork, photography, and poetry among other things.
Hip Mama is included in the West Coast Zine Collection at San Diego State University.