With hundreds of organizations and big brands scrambling to find ways to participate in Pride virtually or otherwise, activists and community organizers are asking us to remember that the leaders of this movement were people of color.
With brands producing a constant stream of content, and more decision making power resting in the hands of individuals, the ability to tell a story - one that can be transformed into a viral, shareable, moment - is what brands rely on to attract, persuade, and engage consumers.
Art as protest against the status quo, against government and inequality, can be traced so far back in human history it’s difficult to mark the inception of creative dissent.
Shadow banning is a practice employed by social media companies that blocks a user’s content without their knowledge. Why is this such a big deal, you ask? If you’re shadow banned on Instagram, you won’t appear in a person’s feed unless they already follow you.