Reporter, Social Media Editor
Isis Madrid is the former social media editor for The World's Across Women's Lives project.
Isis Madrid is the former social media editor for The World's Across Women's Lives project, an editorial initiative focused on telling the many and varied stories of women around the world, and hope to foster a tight knit community of storytellers and activists to spark discussion around women's issues, both online and IRL. Join the conversation at the AWL Facebook group.
Before coming to The World, I wrote features and grabby headlines for GOOD Magazine. There, I mainly focused on feminism, trans rights, Internet oddities and trends and pop culture. Additionally, I have a background in digital editing and writing at alt weeklies (San Antonio Current, Boston's Weekly Dig, Detroit Metro Times), TV News production and writing (KSAT-12/ABC), Arts & Entertainment reporting and criticism (Flavorwire, Village Voice, OC Weekly, Metro, NoTofu, PLANET), anti-establishment startups (The Media, Boston Hassle), and fueling the blogosphere.
In addition to my news career I am an experienced production assistant with credits on big budget films, grassroots documentaries, primetime television and more.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Magazine Journalism from Boston University as well as a graduate certificate from The New School University in documentary film. I have two pugs named Pizza and Norm, respectively. Once upon a time I lived in Maui and worked as a sustainable farmer. I am always on the Internet.
Trafficking is now the third-largest international criminal activity, with $32 billion annually in profit, and millions of people affected. And it's growing. Across Women's Lives tells this story by giving voice to the women themselves in a 12-part, global multimedia series that starts May 18.
We know that when women are included in policing, given a seat at peace negotiations, and allowed to make and influence policy, the world is a safer place. Will the Trump administration take these facts into account?
We'd like to know the status of Donald Trump's proposed policies for working families.
Millions of people around the world took to the streets this weekend to proclaim that women's rights are human rights. We spoke to some marchers in D.C. about why they were there.
Is it over, or is it a movement? Here's what march co-chair Linda Sarsour has to say about keeping the momentum going.
The Women's March on Washington has a predicted headcount of over 200,000 people — set to be the largest US presidential inauguration demonstration in history. But the rallying cry that "women’s rights are human rights" won’t just be heard on the streets of the nation’s capital this weekend.
Gavin Miller from Georgia wants to be a politician some day. For now, he'll stick to making phone calls in support of his preferred candidates.
Last month, Across Women's Lives and PRI's The World asked audiences: "If you had $1 billion to spend on women in your country, what would you do?" How would Donald Trump answer that question?
Came prepared with questions for the candidates and everything.
Ninth-graders in the "immigrant city" of Lawrence, Massachusetts dig into global gender issues during a Model UN meeting.
US presidential debates over the years haven't been especially equal. Issues that affect primarily women rarely get much air time.