The Playful Side of Activism

Addressing social issues in a manner that engages a wide audience can be a daunting task. Invoking interest is difficult, especially when the topic is less than uplifting. But we’re increasingly seeing activists addressing this obstacle by spearheading innovative projects that engage as well as inform audiences on a particular issue, employing a platform we… Continue reading The Playful Side of Activism

Going Viral – how do media campaigns blow up?

How do stories go viral? Why does one video take off while another falls flat? It’s a question a lot of storytellers would like an answer to. Unfortunately there isn’t an exact science behind it. What we can do is get a better understanding of stories and campaigns that have had a big impact. I’m going… Continue reading Going Viral – how do media campaigns blow up?

Women journalists grants – apply now!

Today I wanted to highlight grants and awards that are specifically geared towards women journalists and photographers. Some of these deadlines are imminent, but all of them are worth applying for if you fit the criteria. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many grants/awards out there for women photographers simultaneously and it’s incredibly inspiring. Some… Continue reading Women journalists grants – apply now!

Women photograph not just on Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day, March 8th, is the perfect time to highlight the outstanding work of female photographers all over the world. So I reached out to Daniella Zalcman who recently created a new website and database called Women Photograph. Hopefully, soon we won’t need a database like this because female photographers will be equally represented… Continue reading Women photograph not just on Women’s Day

Women can’t be gagged – highlighting world gender issues

In light of President Trump’s reinstatement of the global gag rule, I thought I’d write a blog post looking at interactives, data visualizations and stories from women’s projects around the world. The global gag rule stops US-funded international organizations from talking about abortion, but it has a larger negative effect on family planning services. The… Continue reading Women can’t be gagged – highlighting world gender issues