“I’M NOT ALONE”
“I love being reminded that I’m not alone. The Youth Media Lab is a reminder that there are other youth across the globe with similar concerns and who are just as passionate about social justice.”
“CREATING SOMETHING AMAZING”
“The Youth Media Academy (YMA) had affected my life in many ways. I now know how I feel about filmmaking and how much I can do in only 4 weeks. I’ve been inspired to do more creations from my room, due to the pandemic we are going through right now. This is the time to reflect and realize that we have so much to offer and learn. And programs like YMA helps you discover more about yourself while creating something amazing that reflects your vision.”
The Mask You Live In “was validating, being able to see toxic masculinity defined in such an accessible way. It felt relatable to everyone on the gender spectrum.”
The Representation Project (TRP) is the leading gender watchdog organization. Using film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation, TRP inspires individuals and communities to challenge limiting gender stereotypes and shift norms. Jennifer Siebel Newsom founded the organization in 2011 in response to the overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of her first film, Miss Representation. Since then, Siebel Newsom has released three more acclaimed films, The Mask You Live In (2015), The Great American Lie (2019) and Fair Play (2022). The organization is well known for creating popular social media activism campaigns such as #NotBuyingIt, #AskHerMore, #RepresentHer, and #RespectHerGame. TRP offers robust youth programming giving voice to the next generation of media creators.