As a youth-led activist fund, our voice matters.
We see our role in the media as an important one and take utmost responsibility and care in ensuring that our opinions reflect our politics and affiliations. Several members of the FRIDA community write, co-write and pen their personal and political reflections on deeply engaging topics. We have also been fortunate to receive some spotlight–our work, our community members and our funding model–by other media platforms and individuals. Check it out!
● Young feminists weave new narratives in the face of backlash, January 2020, by María Díaz Ezquerro and Ruby Johnson, ALIGN-Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms
● Myths & realities of #MeToo: Young feminists in the global South speak out, August 2019, by Deepa Ranganathan, OpenGlobalRights
● What Does It Takes to Be Happy at Work? FRIDA Tries to Answer through the Happiness Manifestx, May 2019, by Nadia Elboubkri and Ruby Johnson, Guidestar (by Candid) blog
● Beyond the UN, young feminists drive climate justice action, March 2019, by Maria Alejandra Escalante, The World At 1°C
● Young feminists’ creative strategies to challenge the status quo: a view from FRIDA, November 2018, by Gopika Bashi, Lucia Martelotte, Boikanyo Modungwa and Maria Eugenia Olmos, Gender and Development journal published for Oxfam by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
● A young feminist new order: an exploration of why young feminists organise the way they do, November 2018, by Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley, Gender and Development journal published for Oxfam by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
● Why Let Go of Power?, October 2018, by Ruby Johnson and Jovana Djordjevic for Grantcraft blog
● Girls to the Front: A snapshot of girl led organizing, October 2018, by Ruby Johnson (FRIDA) and Esther Lever (Mama Cash)
● Ending a misguided moral debate: Why decriminalization of sex work is our only option, August 2018, by Nevin Öztop for Whores of Yore
● Rethinking partnerships at the root, June 2018, by Clare Winterton (Global Fund for Women) and Ruby Johnson (FRIDA) for Alliance magazine
● MobLab Live: Practicing Self-care and Wellbeing in Activism, A live video session, where FRIDA’s Advocacy Officer, Ledys Sanjuan, was part of the panel discussion.
● Envisioning Change Through Art: Funding Feminist Artivists for Social Change , March 2018, by Vanina Serra (Mamacash), Monica Enrıquez (Foundation for a Just Society) and Ruby Johnson (FRIDA)
● To strengthen global resistance, resource young feminists, November 2017, by Ruby Johnson (FRIDA) and Felogene Anumo (AWID)
● Stronger Together: An Activist-Funder Dialogue on Resourcing Young Feminist Organizing, November 2017, by Ledys Sanjuan and Ruby Johnson
● Making our movements sustainable: practicing holistic security every day, June 2017, by Maria Diaz Ezquerro and Deepa Ranganathan
● Building the Bicycle While We Ride It: Five Reflections on Nonprofit Co-Leadership, January 2017, by Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley
● Solidarity: Binding multiple causes, identities and struggles together, June 2016, by Deepa Ranganathan
● The global pulse of young feminists organising, March 2016, by Ruby Johnson and Deepa Ranganathan
● Deciding for all or all deciding? Exploring Participatory Grantmaking, February 2016, by Diana Samarasan (Disability Rights Fund), Nadia van der Linde (Red Umbrella Fund), Nevin Öztop (FRIDA) and Katy Love (Wikimedia Foundation)
● Youth-led women’s movements breaking the mould, March 2020, Oak Foundation’s blog mentions FRIDA’s work in strengthening and sustaining youth-led movements on International Women’s Day, 2020.
● Expanding our moral imperative, a dialogue series as part of #ShiftThePower webinar series that underlined the importance of authenticity, creativity, breaking away from tired/damaging narrative forms and letting people tell their own stories. Deepa Ranganathan was invited to speak in it, January 2020
● Leaving No One Behind, Episode 5 of ‘The Beam Podcast’ that interviews Majandra Rodriguez Acha, among others on how to support the mission of climate justice movement of leaving no one behind, February 2020
● I am Generation Equality: Maja, UN Women interviews Majandra Rodriguez Acha as part of “I am Generation Equality”, January 2020
● The youth at the heart of Cop25, Zak Derler interviews Maria Alejandra Escalante for an article in Climate Home News, January 2020
● Care is a very important word, Claudia Bollwinkel interviews Nino Ugrekhelidze and María Díaz Ezquerro for an article featured in December 2019 issue of Alliance magazine [paid only]
● Measuring The Sky: not your average annual report, Candid blog, November 2019
● Listen to Bitch Media’s Popaganda podcast on activism and burnout, in which FRIDA is interviewed on our advocacy, capacity building and organizational development work centering collective care, Bitch Media, August 2019
● When It Comes To Best Practices For Philanthropy, We Know What Works, Giving Compass, February 2019
● Healing solidarity: re-imagining international development, Transformation on openDemocracy, September 2018
● From violence to a place of power: A donor + funding convening on movement building to end sexual violence, July 2018, Press Release
● Why self-care and collective wellbeing are critical to winning change, June 2018, MobLab blog
● Amid Tough Times for Global Human Rights Activists, Funders Are Upping Their Game, May 2018, Jon Pattee for Inside Philanthropy
● Senza giacca, March 2018 [Italian blog]
● Reflections on resource mobilisation realities for youth movements and organisations, June 2018, Alex Farrow for Civicus blog
● 7 Women Who Are Making History, March 2018, by Melinda Gates
● FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund’s feature by Tides Foundation
● Imagining What Is Possible: This Young Feminist Funder is Growing Women’s Media Globally, June 2017, Philanthropy Women
● Has the time come for participatory grant making?, November 2017, Ford Foundation