We all deserve to feel seen.
How We Give Back
Content showcased and created by marginalized groups (women, people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ+, etc) has long been overlooked and not supported. There is still a lot of work to be done. The industry hasn’t opened enough doors, so We Have Stories is working to kick them off the hinges. Each of us deserves to see ourselves and different kinds of people reflected on screen, in books, backstage, and more.
Understanding The Issue
While there has been small gains in diversity in media and produced content, the reality is, there is still a long way to go.
A new report from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found little change in representation for women, racial and ethnic groups, LGBT community or people with disabilities in front of and behind the camera with people with disabilities and people from the Latinx community suffering the greatest disparities of onscreen inclusion. According to a 2018 report by Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, minority groups remain underrepresented in film leads (13.9%), film directors (12.6%), film writers (8.1%).
It's time for a change.
Our aim is to empower the next female director. Promote the next LGBTQ author or South Asian screenwriter. Provide resources to the autistic photographer with an incredible vision, or to the Black animator, who has a powerful story to share.
To do this, we provide free services to select non-corporate clients via application process. From large projects like website development, to simpler needs, such as printing event flyers, our mission is to support the stories that will change the world.
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