Natasha Freidus

Natasha Freidus is the founder and co-director of Creative Narrations, with over a decade of experience in leading and consulting in the field of participatory media production. She has managed the MOVE project since its inception in 2010, leading a team representing community health clinics, affinity organizations, research institutions, and public health departments.

Before entering the media field, Natasha worked as an adult educator and organizer; it was through community building work that she developed her interest in the role of storytelling as a tool for social change. Natasha has conducted workshops in multimedia storytelling for diverse groups throughout the country. She has also studied and worked in a range of communities including the U.S./Mexican border, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, and she spent 2006-7 on a Fulbright Fellowship in Tarragona, Spain. Natasha earned her Masters degree in Urban Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she was community media coordinator and a course instructor at The Center for Reflective Community Practice.

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Thumbnail : Stories as Seeds of Change explores the role of story in lifting up unheard voices in Seattle's International District.  Produced by Prevention Speaks, June 2012.

Mapping Our Voices for Equity: Getting...

Based on the successful civic engagement strategy, Mapping Our Voices for Equality, the MOVE...

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March 18, 2014, 07:04AM
We really need to think beyond software and apps to hardware when addressing net neutrality, great idea!
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September 25, 2013, 14:20PM
Thank you Dan--it's true, we've heard directly from policy makers in Seattle that they can read all the statistics they want, but it's stories like these that help them understand the complexity of the impact of their policies.
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September 23, 2013, 09:49AM
Hi Lauge, we have some preliminary evaluations published on the site up at http://www.mappingvoices.org/reports and an unpublished Master student paper from last semester I can send you if you email me through the site. Most of our evaluation efforts to date are focused on policy change, but we're in the middle of one that will be completed this fall on behavior change as well.
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