storytelling & social impact



Select publications of my work in journalism, communications and academia.

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It started with a small idea on Facebook, born out of despair after the election — a group of women marching to protest the presidency of Donald Trump. Soon, the idea of a women’s protest ballooned through social media channels into a viral event with thousands expected to descend on Washington, DC, the day after the inauguration.

Despite notable achievements and improvement in recognizing directors of color and female directors, the documentary field has similar challenges of diversity and inclusion as the rest of the entertainment industry.

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In 2016 alone, an estimated 3,710 of the 6,315 reported deaths of migrants (refugees and asylum seekers) were African. These numbers are shocking and yet, somehow, the heart-wrenching pictures and stories that are circulated in the media about refugees are mostly light-skinned, conventionally attractive and Arab.


Inside the Resistance Manual, a guide to Trump-era policies — and how to protest them.

A conversation with Aditi Juneja: "Regardless of who you are, policy does impact your life in some meaningfulway."

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Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell and his 9-year-old son Adin joined thousands of protesters at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Monday night to voice their disagreement with President Trump’s recent executive order on refugees and immigrants.