March 26th, 2012
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"Pinterest allows for a graphic way to tell your story. When I walk around my city, I don’t see my Oakland reflected in the media. I also noticed there aren’t many images of black men. It’s great that everyone is wearing hoodies [in solidarity with Trayvon Martin] but what about regular, everyday black men? So I made a Pinterest board. It’s a great storytelling tool.”

Featured ONA member Dori Maynard, a longtime media diversity activist, on how she is using Pinterest to challenge media stereotypes. She says, “The only day to day unifying  theme is that my time is spent helping news media accurately depict all segments of our society.” Read more about her work

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