I have been blogging for 5 years. I have been very fortunate to have had my stories featured on BlogHer, Ten to Twenty Parenting, mom.me, The Next Family and Seattle Lesbian. I have been extremely fortunate to have a couple of posts syndicated, but none of that was quite as big as my excitement when I opened my email this week and received and email from SheKnows Media with this information:
“I’m writing to invite you to participate in a media partnership with She Knows Media and Public Radio International on a groundbreaking journalism project launching tomorrow, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, called Across Women’s Lives.”
The email went on to explain what this is all about:
“Across Women’s Lives seeks to change the conversation in news media, because women’s lives are newsworthy. It is an in-depth series by PRI that will reveal the strong connection between the empowerment of women and girls, and economic development and improved health around the world.
PRI is combining deep-focus reporting on women throughout the world with unprecedented outreach so that these stories are heard and can make a difference. It’s funded in part by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”
OMG!!! Breath, Carol…….
That was truly a squeeeeee moment for me. I am a feminist to my core, and women are a vital part of my life. To have the opportunity to tell women’s stories is an amazing thing. News stories about women comprise only 24% of all news coverage is about women and PRI and SheKnows Media intend to change that! I am going to do my part to change that as well.
This is definitely a labor of love, because although the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded part of PRI’s coverage nobody who participates in the campaign is being paid. We are participating because we know it is important and #womenslives matter!!
So let’s tell some stories about #womenslives!!