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Resilience

Charlottesville solidarity vigils across the nation inspire unity

August 14, 2017 |

Community members gather in Saint Petersburg, Florida for a candlelight vigil to show solidarity with Charlottesville.  

 

 

 

The last time I attended a vigil was in February at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference (AWP), where … 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

Writers Resist in a pre-inaugural protest on MLK’s birthday

January 12, 2017 |

Promo images for Writers Resist event in Tampa Bay. Graphic art by Annelise Sandberg. 

 

 

 

On ivoh.org, we’ve noted how poetry has inspired hope and provided solace in the wake of recent events and tragedies. Two days after … Read More

What media can learn from the coverage of #NoDAPL water protectors

December 8, 2016 |

Photo from Standing Rock protest. Photo credit: Flickr, Creative Commons.

 

 

 

In the days since news broke that the Dakota Access Pipeline would be rerouted, we’ve been thinking about the overarching narrative and the media’s coverage of it.

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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

Honoring Samia Yusuf Omar through ‘An Olympic Dream’ & the determination of the Refugee Olympic Team

August 10, 2016 |

Samia Yusuf Omar at the national track in Addis. Photo by and courtesy of Teresa Krug. 

 

Last January we published a story by ivoh freelancer Asha Siad about the unlikely friendship of American reporter Teresa Krug and Somali Olympian and refugee Samia … 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

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

Modern Loss creates a judgment-free space for conversations about life after loss

June 10, 2016 |

 

Loss, like love, is full of complexities and layers.

Many of us have heard about Modern Love, the New York Times column that celebrates the joys, quirks and tribulations of relationships today. The often hilarious and heartfelt column has … Read More

Rebecca Solnit shares how media practitioners can fall together and break the status quo

June 8, 2016 |

After the San Francisco earthquake, 1906. Public domain image. 

 

 

 

Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist who relishes in the unknown fabric of what makes us human. Her writings on human connection, solitude, the environment and … Read More