The Representation Project is inspired by young people every day. Whether you’re organizing against sexist dress codes, creating boundary-pushing art, deconstructing masculinity or speaking out against stereotypes – you’re part of changing our culture for the better!


Are you interested in learning how to use media to spark social change? Are you between the ages of 14-24? Join the Youth Media Lab, a community of creators and activists, who are passionate about gender equality and social justice!

media lab

  • Actively engage, beyond just likes and retweets – post news stories, have conversations, ask questions, share original content, and more!
  • Discover how to create new media – including short films, podcasts, GIFs, etc.
  • Learn from professionals across the media and social justice landscape
  • Discuss critical social issues with other motivated students
  • Be a part of a community of other activists and artists from around the world




Editorial Board

The Media Lab Editorial Board is a group of high school and college aged students selected to serve as creative directors of the Media Lab community. Each Editor shapes the Media Lab experience, inspires challenging conversations, and shares media that can spark social action.

  • Lead a community using media to tackle important social issues
  • Be spotlighted on The Representation Project’s fastest-growing social media channel
  • Serve as an ambassador at industry events, national conferences, and festivals
  • Publish original content to an audience of 700K+ people across the globe
  • And participate in an in-person training!

Interested in joining the Editorial Board? Contact Natalie Marques, at


Along with our incredible partners, The Youth Media Summit brought together motivated young leaders and multimedia creators who were eager to acquire skills to further gender equality through the power of storytelling. Hosted at Lucasfilm in San Francisco, the day was filled with interactive workshops, inspiring conversations, and hands-on media training led by industry leaders, artists, and activists including TED-Ed, USC Annenberg, BAYCAT, Promundo, Spotify, 23andMe, Lucasfilm, and more. Check out the Summit Video Highlights Reel!

Special Thank you to Our Partners



Artemis Rising Foundation proudly supports The Representation Project Impact Collective and its mission to help young people recast their stories and bring to life diverse points of view that confront gender stereotyping and promote broad representation.












BAYCAT is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides access, education and employment for low income youth, youth of color and young women.


The Representation Project and Blue Fever are joining forces to advance gender equity and female representation in media by leveraging the resources of both organizations. Through content marketing and youth activation, The Representation Project and Blue Fever seek to expand audience bases and inspire individuals to explore and create more equitable media representation.


genEquality is a nonprofit organization that uses behavioral insights and creative design to activate gender equality, with and for everyone. We use art, design, fashion, and technology to positively influence culture change in peer groups, in workplaces, and in our wider society.


Spotify believes that when artists and fans come together, they change the world. Its social impact work uses the platform to amplify the voices of marginalized communities, and to use music as a way to help people connect and empathize with each other.


TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world.

USC Annenberg

The Representation Project is proud to partner with USC Annenberg's Civic Imagination Project which taps the civic imagination (our collective vision for what a better tomorrow might look like) to bridge perceived cultural gaps between diverse communities.