Take a look at today’s front pages. Offering commentary on poverty, health inequity and violence are corporations, white men and nativists—not indigenous workers, black women or immigrants.
One-in-five quotes in the Financial Times are provided by women—even less by women of color. Every major newspaper in Latin America is run by a man. White supremacy and the patriarchy determine who's an expert or a victim amid the world's most pressing problems.
There's a gap between directly impacted people and those driving narratives. Replicated by the media and advocates alike, this trend results in a perpetual failure to overcome oppression.
Without transforming our storytelling practices, we'll inevitably undermine the communities we intend to serve.
Support community members to recognize themselves changemakers through storytelling.
Strengthen civil society by providing organizations with access to tools to create community-centered resource-effective strategies.
Forge narratives and policies alongside directly impacted communities.
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