Here’s our ever-changing round-up of the ideas, projects and people that we love. It includes all those things that are catching our attention and making us just a little bit jealous at the moment, as well as those initiatives that we are thrilled to see in our world.
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AMANDA SOUTHWORTH is a sixteen year old iOS developer, and a mental health and human rights activist (for real, guys). She is the creator of AnxietyHelper, which is a mental health guidebook that provides tools, resources, and info on various mental illnesses, and Verena, which is a security system for members of the LGBTQ+ community in abusive situations.
“Today, in America, two people charged with exactly the same thing will experience radically different legal systems based on the size of their bank account and the color of their skin. We’re on a mission to change this. We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will scale its immediate relief efforts to dozens of high-need jurisdictions and secure freedom for tens of thousands of people, while demonstrating that our approach offers an effective alternative to unaffordable cash bail.”
HITRECORD is an online social and collaborative production company founded by actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The creative platform is host to thousands of projects looking for musicians, artists, photographers, animators, editors and writers. If you’ve ever wondered how you can put your skills to use on a large scale, check their calls for contributors and get to work!