With my team of editors, producers, and publishers at the Triibe and other publications, we aim to platform individuals who have dedicated their life to social reform. We are committed to pairing them with interviewers and reporters that specialize in these topics in order to highlight their work without over-editorializing. This project meets subjects where they work. The setting and space of activists is therefore integrated as a crucial part of subject identity.
I have been covering activism and civil disobedience primarily in Chicago for the better part of a decade. I will continue in this vein of journalism as I believe in the significance of the individual voice; the organizer; the undervalued and underseen driving force for change. Journalism has the potential to give unfettered space to these individuals. I will continue to advocate space for the activist and subvert an oversimplification of their purpose. The only way to do this work is going to the direct source– the person.