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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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Images of Resilience and Resistance

March 2, 2018 |

Last week we talked about how new messengers are reviving the national dialogue on gun safety in significant and hopefully sustainable ways.

This week I wanted to address the power of images in creating and disrupting our predominant cultural … Read More

New Voices Are Shifting the Dialogue on School Shootings

February 20, 2018 |

I’ve been wondering about how or whether to respond to the most recent school shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Initially, I didn’t think ivoh had a new perspective to add to the conversation. … Read More

How one journalist is on a mission to tell stories of healing in Black communities around the world

July 17, 2017 |

Lori Robinson with psychologist Zandra Morales at FUNSAREP in Cartagena, Colombia. All photos courtesy of Robinson. Photo by Joaquín Sarmiento.


By Celeste Hamilton Dennis

Celeste is an editor at OF NOTE Magazine and freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. When … Read More

Slasher films and Final Girls: How a sexual assault survivor found solace in an unlikely place

May 1, 2017 |

Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott in “Scream.” Screengrab.


By Melissa Carroll 

Melissa Carroll is a freelance writer, poet, and yoga instructor from Tampa Bay. Learn more on her website.




To survive sexual assault is to enter … Read More

How the Silent Evidence Project helped a reporter confront the trauma of sexual abuse and share her own story

October 3, 2016 |

Silent Evidence Project logo. Photo courtesy of Tennessee Watson.


By Les Neuhaus

Les Neuhaus is a former foreign correspondent, having covered events across East and Central Africa, and the Middle East. He now works as a freelance reporter from his … Read More

Exploring media’s role in the aftermath of violence and race-based trauma

August 5, 2016 |

In the aftermath of race-related violence and the surge of debates, media practitioners have the opportunity to show different ways to approach stories of racial trauma. For many, the protocol of focusing on violence persists, yet other media groups have … Read More

First-person perspective: Covering the Orlando massacre as a freelancer

June 27, 2016 |

Members of Orlando’s LGBT community turned out by the hundreds to counter members from the Westboro Baptist Church, who had traveled from Kansas to protest outside of a funeral memorial at the Cathedral of St. Luke in downtown Orlando on … Read More

Media practitioners reflect on how we talk about rape in wake of Stanford case

June 23, 2016 |

Screengrab from NowThis “She is someone” video. 


It’s been almost a month since the victim-impact statement of the 23-year-old woman raped on the Stanford campus was released by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. After its release, the statement … Read More

Photographer Reza empowers refugee children to become witnesses of their own history

June 21, 2016 |

Photo taken Amer Abdulah, a student in the Kawergosk Refugee Camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. All photos courtesy of Reza Visual Academy.

By: Rachael Cerrotti

Rachael Cerrotti is a Boston-based freelance photographer and writer, as well as a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You … Read More

The Washington Post shares how religious leaders responded to the Orlando shooting by fostering peace and acceptance

June 17, 2016 |

St. James United Church, rue Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, 14 June 2016. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Creative Commons.




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 … Read More