The U.S. media is owned by six corporations. Together, they control what we watch, hear and read. Profit is the focus not telling well-rounded stories that depict all communities with respect and dignity. Under this structure, 12-year-old murder victims are labeled thugs and the underemployed are blamed for their poverty.
You own your story and should be the one to tell it. Narrative writing is a tool for empowerment and social change. Stories transform lives.
Self-Determination Media shifts this power by telling the whole story. By combining media, publishing and writing workshops, Self-Determination Media centers stories that reflect the complexities of marginalized communities while equipping citizen writers with the tools to write their own lives and advocate for the matters they care about.