Content By Us is a nonprofit creative studio created by and for youth of color who use storytelling as a force for self-empowerment and transformative justice.
By empowering young content creators of color, Content By Us aims to build a strong, tight-knit, and ever-growing group of storytellers that actively shift and evolve the narrative of mainstream media to highlight and center our stories.
Content By Us coordinates projects such as Youth Action Hour, a youth of color-led media platform focused on amplifying the power of youth leaders across the country, and Youth Creator Network, a network of young creatives.
Content By Us was initially launched in 2020 as a college campus-based group named Stories By Us. From the beginning, our goal was to create our own space that allows us, as young creatives of color, to connect and learn with each other. We were created with the understanding that storytelling is a two-sided tool: it has the power to amplify the stories of others and empower individuals to claim, and tell, our own stories.
Content By Us aims to provide pathways for emerging underrepresented creators and activists to use storytelling strategically during this turning point in history. The role that media plays is particularly important to the Content By Us community as media – in all its forms – has the unique power to shape the way the world thinks, grows, and expands.
With that in mind, Content By Us vigorously advocates for the media itself to be an accurate representation of the diversity existing in the United States.