Dismantling Stereotypes – The case of Radi-Aid

Have you ever heard of Radi-Aid? Through satire and humorous parodies, the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH) under the name Radi-Aid, has sought to dismantle stereotypical perceptions and representations of the global South. They released several videos the past few years as …

Stories out of Africa – Replacing Pessimism with Optimism

In my first post, I told you about my childhood dream to save the distant and vulnerable child living somewhere in Africa. This dream was shaped by books, images and stories I had been told. Many of these stories were filled with misconceptions and disproportionate …

#nowhitesaviors – Fighting Mindsets Through Social Media

The #BlackLivesMatter movement has put the spotlight on systemic racism and inequality at all levels of our society. In recent months we have had to have uncomfortable, yet critical conversations about it. Many of us have had to take a hard look at ourselves only …