As Editor In Chief of Hashtag Our Stories, a social media network publishing on Snapchat, I was in charge of not only creating a journalistic and production workflow for the global team that reported to me, but I also produced stories.
Learning the ins and outs of a completely new social platform was thrilling, and I soon learned that Snapchat was a phenomenal tool to empower underserved communities to tell their own stories with just their phone. Here is a story I produced about Devyn, a non-binary person who underwent top surgery.
This is a screen recording of the Snapchat platform, so this video above is Devyn’s story as a Snapchat user would have seen it (ads and all).
This is the trailer to my thesis at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The film, "Sex M," screened at several film festivals in San Francisco including SF Indie Film Fest.
San Francisco has a quirky landmark hidden away in the historical Presidio park. I produced this short doc while in college after spending the afternoon poking around there.