Women and girls and the majority of the world's poor, and KIVA's microloans provide one of many ways to combat this economic injustice (as well as to fight poverty and hunger for all).
I am a journalist, media critic and public speaker whose work has focused on improving representations of women, people of color, and human rights issues in the media. I lecture on gender, race and class in the media at high schools and colleges in the U.s. And Canada, and do freelance writing for print and online newspapers, magazines and blogs.
I founded Women In Media & News, a small non-profit organization whose mission is to monitor images of women's and other social justice issues in news and entertainment media; train women's rights and social justice activists to get their stories heard; to help journalists amplify the quantity and diversity of women's voices in news and public debate; and to advocate public interest standards in media policies. Additionally, I wrote the book, "Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV."