We are young storytellers of color who use media as a force for social change.

WHO WE ARE

Content By Us is an awareness campaign created by and for young content creators of color who use digital media and art as a revolutionary tool. Using the power of our digital platforms, Content By Us vigorously advocates for the media itself to represent and elevate the diverse narratives across the United States.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

✨CREATOR TAKEOVER✨ — Glesaidys Eve. ICYMI, we‘re putting poet and dancer Glesaidys Eve’s (@glesaidys) full Instagram takeover on here for y’all to hear all about her creative journey whenever, wherever 🗣💫

✨CREATOR TAKEOVER✨

yesterday, we featured Glesaidys Eve (@glesaidys), an Afro-Latina poet, dancer, and model from the NYC area. swipe to learn more, and check out our story to catch some of her takeover in action!

🔌 to support Glesaidys’ work, visit:
her Instagram, ...@glesaidys 
her creative platform, @que_viva_la_revolucion

➡️ support the organization Glesaidys wants y’all to check out — Give Some Hope (@give_some_hope)

friendly remember for anyone that needs it: GO UPDATE THAT PORTFOLIO AND PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD 🗣🗣🗣

in light of the recent rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, we commissioned some young Asian artists to express how they’re feeling in this moment, and processing the acts of brutality against their communities.

🖌 artist Vivian (@meowvian) had this to say about her art piece:...

“When asked to draw a piece about anti-asian hate crimes, I wasn't really sure what to draw... I decided to make the piece a bit more personal because although my family has personally never experienced a hate crime, the fear has definitely affected our lives. As the breadwinner of our family, my mom commutes by train to work in NYC. Luckily, because of covid she has had the privilege of being able to work at home. But I always think about what happens when things start to be in-person again. While covid may disappear one day, will the hate still continue? When my mom starts to take the trains again, not knowing what will happen to her when she leaves the house has definitely become a growing fear.”

in light of the recent rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, we commissioned some young Asian artists to express how they’re feeling in this moment, and processing the acts of brutality against their communities.

🖌 artist Jenny Kim (@bigshinygold), who created this painting ...titled “In Quiet”, had the following to say about the piece:

“I had trouble thinking of a title for it, but I kept thinking of the concept ‘voiceless’.
I’ve been thinking about the Asian American attitude toward racism… A lot of people like to call us ‘quiet’, but that takes away the attention from the obvious oppressors and systematic racism in America, because I think instead of being quiet to begin with, our voices are taken from us and a lot of us feel like there’s no other way but to feel safe in silence.”

🌟 some good news to help us start this week off 😌

for the first time in the SAG Awards’ 27-year history, actors of color swept ALL FOUR film acting awards:

“The late Chadwick Boseman won outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his role in Ma ...Rainey’s Black Bottom. Viola Davis won the equivalent award for a female actor for playing blues great Rainey in the same film.

A third Black actor, Daniel Kaluuya, took the award for for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for Judas and the Black Messiah. And Young Yuh-jung, who was born in South Korea, took the equivalent award for a female supporting actor for her work in Minari.”

source: “At 2021 SAG Awards, Actors of Color Swept All Four Film Acting Awards (Yes, That’s a First)” by Paul Grein for billboard.com

📣 CALLING YOUNG BIPOC ARTISTS: @YouthActionHour is offering paid performance opportunities as part of their upcoming event, “Day 100: Young People Address the Nation.”

➡️if you’re interested, fill out the form at contentbyus.org/yah

#opportunity #opencall ...#smallcreators #bipocartists

happy #transdayofvisibility! sending all the love and light to trans folx today and everyday 💙💗🤍

now more than ever — at a time when we’re seeing a record number of attacks on trans rights — it’s important that we go BEYOND visibility, and show up for our trans siblings ...year-round with the protection and support they deserve.

🎨: @alex.albadree

WE’RE HIRING a social media manager who will produce content for the digital platforms of Content By Us and its related campaigns! the candidate MUST be passionate about empowering young creators of color.

➡️ to apply, visit: contentbyus.org/smmjob (link in our bio) and submit your ...application by April 2nd!

earlier this week, we saw the latest of many hate crimes on the rise against Asian Americans. targeting Asian-owned massage parlors in the Atlanta area, a white supremacist murdered eight people, including six Asian women — citing them as a “temptation” he needed to eliminate — in a mass ...shooting.

as white dominated media continues to deflect and place the burden of healing and advocacy on communities of color, the extent of the white supremacy that we’re ALL up against only becomes clearer.

in order to #StopAsianHate, eradicate white supremacy, and dismantle all systems of oppression, we must unite in a strong, continuous, and creative intersectional effort against hate-based violence.

to quote artist @nerdybrownkid: “Just as communities of color call out and fight white supremacy together, we will grieve, and heal together. This is our magic.”

🎨: @nerdybrownkid

“Most of my characters have some part of either my personality or something that just identifies with me,” says young illustrator @apple.friut, commenting on how her experiences factor into her own content creation. “When I’m not creating art I’m dreaming. All of my art pieces usually ...come from dreaming, some of my characters too.”

🔌check out @apple.friut for more illustrations like these and to support her work!

✨CREATOR TAKEOVER✨:

today, we’re featuring Zain (@apple.friut), a 16 year old artist who specializes in illustration. swipe to see her takeover in action!

🔌 to support Zain’s work, visit:
her Instagram @apple.friut

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