Examples of content that I produced during my time at In The Life Media that garnered Webbys, GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, and recognition from (NLGJA) The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.
WEBBY AWARD 2010 CENSORING WOJNAROWICZ - In The Life Media looks at the controversy surrounding the removal of David Wojnarowicz's video installation, "A Fire in My Belly," from the National Portrait Gallery's Hide/Seek show at the Smithsonian. The video, which represents the artist's anger as he faced death from AIDS ignited outrage among conservative lawmakers and religious leaders.
WEBBY AWARD 2011 A DAY IN THEIR SHOES - There are an estimated 3,800 homeless youth in New York City. About 1,500 of them identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Government funding provides fewer than 200 shelter beds for all homeless children in the city.
GLAAD MEDIA AWARD for Outstanding Digital Journalism 2011 INJUSTICE AT EVERY TURN - Every day, transgender and gender non-conforming people are marginalized because of their gender identity and expression. In The Life Media features the personal stories of Ja'briel and Michelle, two trans women whose experiences highlight the findings of the first comprehensive transgender discrimination study completed by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
NLGJA EXCELLENCE IN HIV/AIDS COVERAGE 2011 LEGALIZING STIGMA - More than 30 states have laws criminalizing HIV exposure, transmission or nondisclosure of an individual's HIV status. IN THE LIFE looks at the stigma and misinformation embedded in laws meant to curb the spread of the disease and the human cost among those who are HIV positive.