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  • Writer's pictureSrivi Ramasubramanian

Launching Tomorrow: Quarantined Across Borders

Dear Media Risers,

We stand here in solidarity at a historic moment. In the middle of a global COVID-19 pandemic. Witnessing a global uprising against anti-Black racism. At the end of Asian Pacific Heritage Month and the start of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

At Media Rise, we take this moment to remind ourselves of our mission to elevate media for social good. We believe in the power of meaningful media, storytelling, art, and design to make the world a better place.

We ask you to join us in (re)committing to our three calls to action:

  • FEEL: to create and consume meaningful media for social good through values such as compassion, empathy, and respect.

  • INSPIRE: to celebrate stories that use the power of media to accelerate social change.

  • CONNECT: to facilitate collaboration between cause-driven creatives, media professionals, educators, and government and nonprofit leaders to amplify our collective impact.

In line with our mission, we are honored to curate and present to you, "Quarantined Across Borders" (QAB) blog series, which launches tomorrow Monday, June 1st 2020.

We share thought-provoking and inspiring stories about being quarantined.

From 80+ people of diverse backgrounds, occupations, and age groups.

Especially from borderland/immigrant/diasporic communities.

Stories about community, compassion, and connections.

About borders, bridges, and bonding.

About family, food, and faith.

About loss, love, and life.

Stories representing 30+ countries from around the world:

From Afghanistan to Australia, Brunei to Bosnia,

China to Colombia, Greece to Germany,

India to Iran, Ivory Coast to Indonesia,

Kazakhstan to Kaula Lumpur,

Pakistan to Phillippines,

Syria to Singapore,

Taiwan to Thailand,


and more.

We are grateful to the Melbern Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University for supporting this project.

Please help us celebrate these powerful stories from around the world.

Follow, read, and share the stories by joining us @mediarisenow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily featured stories.

Or visit our website to see the full collection, one week at a time, at

Rise with us!

Srivi Ramasubramanian


Executive Director and Co-Founder, Media Rise

Professor of Communication, Texas A&M University

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