We are pleased to announce the publication of Issue No. 1 of the Public Philosophy Journal. The exciting articles included in this issue are the first produced by the PPJ’s unique Formative Peer Review process. Created to nurture scholarly habits rooted in values of collegiality and care, Formative Peer Review fosters public inclusion with an emphasis on trust and transparency. In contrast to traditional peer review, our accessible review platform welcomes equal collaboration among composers, reviewers, and review coordinators working within and beyond the academy. In this issue you will find composers engaging pressing issues of philosophical and social concern from food ethics and prison reform to healthcare and philosophy with children. We hope you find their work inspiring and that you will consider contributing work of your own.