Segement from Episode 321 of the Beyond Social Media Show

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.

Massive Appeal

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.

2 More Instagram Slideshow Activisim Examples

So You Want To Talk About…

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.

Queer Brown Vegan

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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Do you think the term NIMBY is used in a positive or negative connotation? No one deserves to live near a toxic facility that contributes to environmental injustice. NIMBY, often known as Not In My Back Yard Phenomenon, first appeared in the 1970s to refer to the resentment of electric utilities attempting to construct a nuclear-powered generating station. There have been two unique perspectives of this term. One refers to the groups of individuals, usually those from low-income communities who advocate for environmental justice against the construction of toxic facilities. It is true that even the first time I heard the term NIMBY, it was presented from a different perspective than its original definition had initially meant. It is also important to recognize those who voice their concerns from low-income BIPOC communities against development projects are often silenced or ignored by city officials. – – The second perspective portrays NIMBY as those who usually come from the middle or upper class against the development of new projects in their communities. However, it is true that many people who have protested against the development of new affordable houses, public transportation, or other public services for the city were usually middle to the upper class. This type of rhetoric is dangerous as it creates a more extensive web of issues for the future of surrounding cities, such as developers going to lower-income communities, building new estates at a higher price, and contributing to gentrification. – – When we advocate for environmental justice, how do you manage conversations regarding development projects? How do we ensure that BIPOC communities that live in low-income communities are protected from the development of toxic developments? – – #Nimby #housingjustice #housingisahumanright #environmentaljustice #environmentalracism #climatecrisis #climatechange #globalwarming #ecoeducation #queerbrownvegan  #intersectionalenvironmentalist #intersectionalenvironmentalism #sustainability #gentrification #gentrificationsucks #brownenvironmentalist #pocenvironmentalist #justtransition #climateactivist #urbanplanning #urbanjustice #cityplanning

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