The Interview

Four people including Phil Miller of FILSAA at CUNY Law school holding a mic and wearing a blue hoodie and jeans, standing in front of a crowd of people at an "Unlock the Bar" rally

FILSAA – where students balance the scales of justice

11 min read This group of students at CUNY School of Law is helping formerly incarcerated people become lawyers and play a vital role in reforming a broken criminal justice system.
15.04.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Photo of woman wearing a mauve suit from Give Your Best

“Choosing the clothes you wear is a basic human right” says Sol Escobar, founder of Give Your Best

10 min read Sol Escobar wanted to help a household of refugee women and wound up reinventing the way that clothing is donated. Her life-changing solution could help millions of people experiencing clothing poverty and have a major impact on textile waste.
23.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Saza F. member of the End Female Genital Cutting Singapore collective

End Female Genital Cutting in Singapore

5 min read This collective of determined people is opening a dialogue among leaders, community members and allies to end of the practice of Female Genital Cutting in Singapore. Read the interview.
04.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Two women - Jordan Magrobi (left) and Quote This Woman+ founder Kathy Magrobi (right) standing outside in front of a green leafy background.

Quote This Woman+ is amplifying women in the news

6 min read Men's voices outnumber women's voices in the media. Meet the women who have figured out a simple, powerful way to change that.
27.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A light-haired man in a cardigan and a dark-haired woman wearing a colorful scarf - therapists Roland and Sabine Bosel - gaze smilingly at each other.

Breaking the cycles of generational trauma

8 min read Meet the therapists from Vienna who are helping families around the world to break free from the cycles of generational trauma simply by talking.
24.11.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Four lads sitting together being friends after doing beyond equality workshop

Beyond Equality – young men learning to be part of the solution

6 min read Rethinking masculinities to prevent gender based violence and build community.
10.11.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Where love is illegal - two people holding hands

Where Love Is Illegal, personal testimonies of survival

7 min read There are still 70 countries where people who love each other must do so in secret. Award-winning photojournalist Robin Hammond's project connects people, opens minds, and stops people's brutal punishment where love is illegal.
14.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team

“Witness Change” tells the story of 1000 dreams

5 min read This small, dynamic team is using visual storytelling to shine a light on excluded and stigmatized people.
11.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Trans flag painted on hand representing trans people

Trans people in Hungary cannot be legally recognized – the fight continues

6 min read Part 2 of the interview with Transvanilla, the only trans-led NGO in Hungary, working to safeguard their community's rights, livelihoods, and safety in an increasingly hostile political climate.
06.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Transvanilla - helping trans people to achieve their rights in Hungary

Transvanilla, the Hungarian NGO fighting for trans people’s rights

7 min read Transvanilla Transgender Association is the only trans-led NGO in Hungary fighting for the rights of trans people. Interview Part 1
05.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Bike Brigade featured image of a bearded cyclist wearing a hooded jacket and back pack speeds through the pouring rain as pedestrians walk down a sidewalk of an urban street

Bike Brigade offers free delivery service for people in need

6 min read An initiative that sprung up during the Covid-19 pandemic. The riders offer free delivery of critical necessities that people cannot pick up in person.
The packages contain hot meals, food essentials, protective equipment or other supplies for the communities they serve.
15.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Refugee rights, refugees walking

The Refugee Rights Project is using Instagram for education

4 min read Refugee Rights Project is an educational Instagram account breaking down tough topics into accessible chunks and challenges people to join the fight for a better future.
01.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
TransActual closeup of a person seen from behind wrapped in a Transgender Flag worn as a cape

TransActual UK: advocacy for a more inclusive world

6 min read jane fae of TransActual UK talks about fundamental human rights and the fight that trans people face making their voices heard.
30.08.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
place based giving three young people sitting at a table, two laughing and one drinking from a mug a

Place based giving – who’s got the power?

10 min read Camden Giving is a “by-the-community-for-the-community” crowdfunding charity. Their driving idea is to give decision-making power to people from within the community.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
young changemaker in India facing the sun

Young changemakers in India who are “giving back”

7 min read Tribes for GOOD - the social impact platform training young changemakers in India to become the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
10.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Agroforesa young woman walking bridge in agroforestry solutions farm

Agroforestry solutions – a bridge to a fossil fuel-free future

6 min read Agroforestry solutions are a powerful answer to the problem of increasing CO2 emissions.
13.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
refugee fashion designer Teem Khan stands in front of a shuttered storefront

Teem Khan – refugee fashion designer and human rights activist

10 min read Teem Khan, the genderfluid, organic and vegan-approved clothing brand whose refugee fashion designer is a human rights activist
16.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
young artists blue art painting of a fish and plastic bottle symbolising the environmental crisis of the ocean

Ocean awareness art contest – the interview

6 min read A unique Ocean Awareness Art Contest is bringing young artists from around the world together to speak out and protect our oceans.
08.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Two native elders standing together with a mask on posing for Protect Native Elders

Protect Native Elders – The Interview

9 min read Grassroots organisation Protect Native Elders became first responders for Indigenous tribes all over America.
07.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team