Loraine Ballard Morrill is the award-winning Director of News and Community Affairs for Clear Channel Radio in Philadelphia. She's the host of Insight which airs on WDAS FM Sundays from 6:00-7:00 AM and on Power 99 FM from 7:00-7:30 AM.
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I met Nuala Cabral at recent event I hosted for Women's Way about the impact of media on
Women and Leadership. I was immediately struck by this young woman's eloquence
and the work she is doing as co-founder of an organization called FAAN Mail -
Fostering Activism & Alternatives Now. FAAN Mail is all about raising
awareness of how women of color are ignored, stereotyped or degraded in
mainstream media. So much of these negative messages are reflected in our
music, our movies, TV shows and video games which are in turn are promoted by
major corporations. FAAN Mail believes we all need to be more aware of the
media we consume and promote media literacy.
So how do you make a difference in the face of multibillion dollar
companies including the big record labels and media giants like Radio One and
even my own workplace - Clear Channel. FAAN Mail believes by "talking
back" to media and creating new alternatives with each other and young
girls through media literacy and activism - the needle can be moved. How can
you not respond to individuals who have so much passion for social change? I
invited Nuala Cabral and Chantelle Bateman ( that's Nuala on the left and Chantelle on the right) from FAAN Mail for an interview. I love their powerful commitment to making us all think critically and take action when we experience media that undermines women's power.
Click here for the interview that aired on Insight.