OTHER BROWN GIRL
2021 Technovation Winner
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ORIGINAL PITCH DESCRIPTION:
OTHER BROWN GIRL (OBG) is a Brown-owned, woman-owned social impact community storytelling platform that encourages WOMEN of CULTURE leading COLORFUL + CREATIVE LIVES to spark deeper diversity conversations through design + digital storytelling. Through the OBG brand, website, blog, podcast, city + in-school programming, multicultural diversity panels, + mentoring, OBG elevates multicultural voices + visibility. OBG creates a pipeline for mentoring and role modeling; links cities, educators, + companies through design + innovation; addresses the lack of modern multicultural female representation in media, creative entrepreneurship, + speaking roles; and expands diversity, equity, + inclusion to include a first- and second-generation multicultural immigration lens.
January 21, 2022
Jing is collaborating with Small Organization Solutions (SOS) to co-produce and co-market a live + digital theater experience using creative storytelling, podcasting, and promos, and sharing stories of LGBTQ+ youth and on being “the other.” Their first pilot story will partner with The West 117 Foundation’s LGBTQ+ Youth Sports League. West 117 Foundation recently received a $10,000 grant from The Cleveland Foundation Equity in the Arts Program for support of the Other Brown Girl: LGBTQ+ Youth Series.
Jing is also collaborating with motion and digital animator Jess Williams of Brighter Shade of Yellow to create digital art and videos for International Women’s Day, and she is co-producing a “By Design” conversation series with Delanie West, Creative Director of Be Super Creative.
Future merch and product idea lines for Brown and Black Girl play experiences are on the horizon.
May 17, 2021
OBG is participating in a panel at Literary Cleveland’s 2021 Inkubator. The How Storytelling Can Lead to Social Change panel (Sunday, July 25) will explore, “the practices of AAPI [Asian American and Pacific Islander] creativity, intersectionality, grassroots community organizing, and resilience that uplift immigrant stories to create social and political change.”