Virginia co-Founded Words in the Bucket (WIB) in 2014, an online a platform for local perspectives and informed views, giving a voice to academics, researchers, concerned citizens, human rights activists and experts.
WIB believes that raising awareness, informing people, and encouraging discussion about global issues is fundamental for promoting change. In order to ensure the content provided is dedicated to giving a voice to neglected issues.
WIB invites anyone, of any culture, race, gender and sexual orientation to write for them. They are interested in the connection of their writers with the topic they want to write about.
WIB contributors must be connected to the issues they write about. They are either based in the country or region of focus, work in an organization that is related to the topic they are writing about, are activists or academics. Their expertise and local knowledge is what makes WIB unique.
WIB aims to create a community, and to counteract the usual mainstream media approach that is based on publishing sensational content.
WIB has a holistic editing process. A core belief of WIB is that editing should be a constructive process where the contributor and the editor learn from each other. Their editors provide a one-on-one editing process that begins at the idea phase. Writers, usually not professional writers but experts or concerned citizens, are suggested interesting angles for their topics, helped with interview questions, and more. Contributors are guided from their pitch until publication. The idea is to create an informed community and provide a platform which includes writers who may not be used to writing in English.
Virginia is the Chief Editor and content curator of WIB, coordinating and working side by side with a team of seven.
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