In 1822 after Denmark Vesey was executed along with dozens of black congregants, the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston was burned to the ground. In 1973 a fire killed 32 people at a gay bar in New Orleans. A year ago this week nine churchgoers were killed during services at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
Places of worship, like gay bars, are spaces of sanctity, community, safety, and above all, peace. These common grounds are often the cornerstone of fellowship, love and communion. In the wake of the Orlando shooting, The Washington Post published two stories that focus on how religious leaders responded to the tragic events that took place in Pulse nightclub last Sunday.
A new ad from Ariel, an Indian detergent company, sheds light on unequal gender roles that exist across generations.
The ad, which was released on YouTube last week, has generated a lot of media buzz and sparked conversations about gender norms across the globe.
Recently ivoh featured an excerpt from “Mr. Ince and the Hope of Being Needed.” The story, written by narrative nonfiction writer, Mario Kaiser, follows the life of a Turkish day laborer in Berlin. Written over the span of a year and a half, Kaiser’s honest portrait of a day laborer’s life confronts stereotypes of migrant workers and deeply examines the affects of a migrant’s hard day’s work.
The Mash-Up Americans explores the intersection of race, culture and identity from the frontline of multicultural America
Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer wanted to create an online space for people who live between multiple cultures, feel like outsiders and share a silent understanding. So the two friends got together and created The Mash-Up Americans, a website that simultaneously defies and embraces culture and traditions.
With stories that range in topic from family and pop-culture to social issues and multicultural recipes, the site celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of one of America’s rising demographics: Mash-Ups.
Change, whether experienced across a neighborhood or personally, can cause us to struggle, experience loss and reassess our perspectives. These stories, from five very different storytellers, resonate with ivoh’s work around the Restorative Narrative genre and show us how people react to and recover from change.
The recent “bathroom laws” debate has drawn renewed attention to transgender rights in mainstream media.
The debate provides media practitioners with an opportunity to take a more nuanced and holistic approach to covering the LGBTQ community.
Progress has been made in the era of popular shows, including such as “Transparent” and “Orange is the New Black.” But transgender stories in the news often lack diversity and depth.
Earlier this spring, Nieman Reports published “Covering the transgender community.” The article, written by Sara Morrison, highlights how newsrooms can move beyond “coming out” stories to more meaningful transgender narratives.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi shares how a viral social media movement became a vital voice for civil rights
The Black Lives Matter movement began a year and a half ago as a social-media-driven outcry against police brutality and the violence against black Americans. The movement, which was started by three young women, has expanded to a network of supporters all around the nation and world.
At ivoh we like to share the stories of unreported communities, of people who are voiceless due to factors of their environment or socio-cultural history.
It’s an all too familiar scene: the dilapidated warehouse becomes a couture pop-up shop, the ugly duckling building on the block is converted into a luxury high-rise with an attached cycling gym, the park is now a members-only outdoor work space …
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of witnessing a conversation between two people I greatly admire: artist Carrie Schneider and author Rebecca Solnit.
The conversation, which was inspired by Schneider’s exhibition “Carrie Schneider: Reading Women,” took place at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida and was presented in collaboration with Book Club @ MFA which is organized by a local literary organization, Keep St. Pete Lit.
Throughout February, The New York Times will feature unpublished photos from its archives in honor of Black History Month.
The timely and reflective images are accompanied by short written pieces about race and history. The interactive project titled, “Unpublished Black History,” is meant to spark candid conversations about race among readers.
“Otherhood” is not your typical podcast. From a Harvard Law student who learned to tell her story to the reflective look into the “burdens” the children of immigrants bear, each episode delves into a first-person narrative on what it means to be an “other” in this country.
The interactive documentary website, Biology of Story, launched recently at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Biology of Story is the culmination of footage collected by Amnon Buchbinder, principal investigator and writer-director of the project.