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Here is the second part of our interview with Merril Cousin, Executive Director of King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. What are the current pressing issues? I think the whole family law arena is the most commonly cited problem from providers and survivors. I think a lot of it stems from the adversarial system that […]






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Stirring the Fire is dedicated to highlighting women around the world doing ground-shifting work and bringing their stories to you. We are excited to start including more local women doing similar work of this caliber. We recently interviewed Merril Cousin, Executive Director of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, asking her about the depth […]






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By Photographer Michael Costa Would you be brave enough to allow a complete stranger to come into your life and film your everyday events?   Ms. Ngan, our first hero for this project, has done just that.  Once finishing the initial interview with Ngan, we began to create a strategic plan of how we are going […]






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Today we’ll focus on the social documentary workshops, specifically on the education and collaboration aspects. You seem to have a unique approach. You, as an artist, could be doing them yourself but you place such emphasis on collaboration and education with both the participants and the organizations.  Why these things are so important? Doing still […]






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To See With Your Own Eyes

Our founder, Phil Borges, along with two Volunteer Production Assistants, Rachel Gray and Catherine Cussaguet, just returned from Nepal where they worked with Resurge International.  The organization does incredible work to provide free reconstructive surgeries for the poor and builds year-round medical access in underserved areas.    Story by Rachel Gray In my phone I have a picture of a young […]






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Here is Part II of my interview with Phil around the topic of storytelling.  If you missed Part I, you can read it here. It is a privilege to hear someone’s story. In the work that you’re doing with Stirring the Fire, you demonstrate that there are a lot of women and girls hurting around […]






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Time for another interview with Phil.  I sat down with Phil only two days after he returned from a month-long journey in Nepal. Still warding off jet-lag, but full of interesting stories, he enthusiastically talked to me about storytelling, sharing his passion, thoughts and ideas around it. Today we’d like to hear about storytelling. I’m […]






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We would like to invite you to join us on our upcoming Social Documentary Workshop in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam as part of our newest partnership with joinFITE.  The organization has brought us on to produce two short films and still images that profile individual women Heroes to illustrate the ripple effect of providing microloans to […]






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Earlier this week we had a phone call with a new potential partner organization (exciting!).  They, like all of the other organizations we have been lucky to work with, understand that visual storytelling is crucial to informing, engaging and motivating their audience to take action.  Yet, we see that many organizations get stuck at the […]






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This story originally appeared on worldpulse.com, an action media network powered by women from 190 countries. World Pulse’s mission is to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Through their growing, web-based platform, women are speaking out and connecting to create solutions from the front lines of today’s most pressing […]






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