From Memes To Movement: Is Instagram Activism Getting Us Anywhere? | Full Frontal on TBS

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us have become accustomed to conducting most of our lives online–including our activism! But Naomi Ekperigin wants to know how effective social media really is in creating change. According to Feminsta Jones and Talesha Wilson, we need to start thinking outside the black square!

This piece was produced by Razan Ghalayini with Annie Kopp and edited by Andrew Mendelson.

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20 comments

  1. Not sure how this ended up in my feed but glad it did. Nice discussion and points. And ask 10 people how to say Louisville and you will get at least 6 different answers! It’s really sad that Kentucky is now known for police abuse , Mitch Mcconnell, and Rand Paul.

  2. I love this! I need more of these women on screen! Thanks for featuring the grass roots organizers these women deserve all our support!

  3. There is so much greatness here. Solid advice from smart, socially and politically active women, presented in a straightforward manner. Thank you, you are all BEAUTIFUL!

  4. Tala, im so proud of you for speaking up and taking a heavy role in the movement! I have my own thoughts about memeification because I feel like the empty thought behind these posts should be addressed. I think Breonna is reaching people, but I don’t believe that they’re engaging with it critically. For anyone interested in the Player’s Club piece behind Tala, my brother is the artist who made the piece and the original is currently for sale! Check out his work on insta @strang_3, and check out my insta for more about Louisville’s art scene @dwiznasty!

    Go Tala!!

  5. So…Beyonce is what “heaven” looks like, but 2 of the women in this video look like Lizzo? Where’s Lizzo in heaven?

  6. Is the excessive sound volume meant to perpetuate that blacks are too loud? Or to evoke shame for noticing it?