Instagram Infographic Activisim Transcript
David Erickson: This is from a Washington Post article by Kelsey Ables about a trend on Instagram that I find fascinating and I hadn’t seen until this article.
It cites Avery Francis who has posted graphics on Instagram about “Things Not To Say To A Black Woman.” And it’s basically a series–you know how you swipe through, you have a series of photos that you can swipe through on an individual Instagram post.
A PowerPoint For Instagram
So this is that but it’s like a PowerPoint on Instagram. And so for her, each slide…each individual slide of a post is the things that you shouldn’t say to a Black woman and why. People are using this technique for activism. And the article lists a bunch of different examples of people doing this.
In this instance, this woman had just thrown it out. She’s an HR professional based in Toronto, and she threw it up on her Instagram post. And it took off. She got more than 370,000 Likes on it, so she’s been doing it ever since. She has amassed a following of 80,000 followers.
They’re pastel-colored text-based graphics that she creates in Canva with the messages that she wants to create. But
BL Ochman: That’s a lot of work.
David Erickson: Yeah, is a lot of work. But it’s a very clever tactic that I hadn’t seen before until this article and you know, you can apply that tactic to anything, not just activism. But it’s a great read and I’ll put a link to it in the show notes for people to see along with the accounts that are cited.
BL Ochman: I like that idea a lot.
David Erickson: Yeah, I’m totally gonna steal it.
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From the Washington Post article:
While volunteering on the Bernie Sanders campaign, Jess, 27 — who asked to be identified only by her first name because she regularly receives graphic death threats — was struck by how cryptic political language can be to an outsider. She started @soyouwanttotalkabout in February to simplify political concepts into plain language.
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The Washington Post’s description:
Isaias Hernandez, 24, who runs @queerbrownvegan and is based in Los Angeles, posts about the intersection between race and the environment, explaining terms such as topophilia, eutierria and tierratrauma.
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