Visibility

We are the Media Makers and the Culture Makers

By Kelly Diels / May 20, 2019 /

Every day we are creating images, social media content, and messages that influence people. As culture-makers what we do with our media MATTERS.

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What it Means to Be a Culture Maker in Your Business and Media

By Kelly Diels / May 17, 2019 /

On my website, the first thing you’ll see is the statement: “We are The Culture Makers”. I say this because it’s true. We have the power to create change and…

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on brand and women

In Our Culture, Every Woman Is a Brand

By Kelly Diels / October 18, 2018 /

In order to get access to rights and resources, every woman in our culture has to present herself as saleable, consumable object: we must brand ourselves.

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #421: Ditch the Makeover Myth

By Kelly Diels / April 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Business Tip for Culture Makers #421: Ditch the Makeover Myth

In conventional online marketing, we’re taught to “manufacture” authority with a makeover story. Why? So that people will obey our authority and buy.

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #1225: Yes, Use Photos of Yourself!

By Kelly Diels / March 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Business Tip for Culture Makers #1225: Yes, Use Photos of Yourself!

Our challenge is to develop that well of images while avoiding conventional, performative beauty-signalling that props up existing oppressive narratives.

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #301: Use Social Media Posts To Refine Your Ideas

By Kelly Diels / March 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Business Tip for Culture Makers #301: Use Social Media Posts To Refine Your Ideas

What if social media isn’t a time suck, after all? What if, rather than distracting you from your work, creating short social media posts can be a deliberate refinement practice that helps further develop and concisely articulate your ideas?

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How Culture-Makers Vanquish Perfectionism: Publish, Then Polish

By Kelly Diels / September 3, 2017 / Comments Off on How Culture-Makers Vanquish Perfectionism: Publish, Then Polish

Perfectionism a form of internalized violence and it keeps us small. Press go before your post or copy is perfect because it will never be perfect.

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A quick note about critique vs trashing and accountability vs gossip

By Kelly Diels / July 10, 2017 /

We must distinguish between trashing and critique, and we must steward this in the communities we participate in and the communities we lead.

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Reinventing the Online Summit

By Kelly Diels / May 8, 2017 /

Here’s a non-exploitative, successful, feminist model for online summits (while staying in alignment with your social justice principles!)

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #527: Pledge to Only Speak at Events/Podcasts that are SUBSTANTIALLY Inclusive

By Kelly Diels / May 27, 2016 /

Women with other dominant identities – white, cis, straight, able-bodied, thin – can leverage their privilege, power, and platforms to make new norms.

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