Leading Change

Empathy 4 You

Hi, I’m Shalmali, a graduate student and mental health advocate from Pune. I conduct workshops, seminars and lectures on mental health and suicide prevention in youth through my...

Shit Matters !?.

For 20 years, a toilet managed my life. A kidney disorder- diagnosed at the age of two- led to constraints in mobility and concerns of locating a safe, clean public toilet. This failure of...

Starting The Girls Empowerment Team

When I was in the fourth grade, I couldn’t look in the mirror and tell myself I was enough. That I was beautiful or fun to hang out with. No girls cared to include me in hangouts...

Rewriting the Script

Trigger warning: Please be aware that this story includes a graphic description of childhood FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). This was one chilly afternoon in the month of November in the...

Valuing Different Perspectives

VIDEO: Aïcha Baldé shares her thoughts about how sharing stories can help promote shared and common values we have, in this brief conversation with Elisa Gambino, One Production Place. 

Stories Empower

VIDEO: Ruth Kilimo, discusses the work of Market Girls Foundation, Kenya, and the role of stories in empowering and encourage girls and young women, in this brief conversation with Elisa...

My Grandmother’s Story

VIDEO: Maureen Kanayo talks with Elisa Gambino, One Production Place, about how land rights affected her grandmother’s life in Nigeria, and inspired her own work in development.