Reasons to be cheerful about 2018

At the beginning of December, I facilitated a four-day meeting for the Core Team of Global Voices, a platform that makes the world’s citizen media available to everyone. As an American living full-time in the United Kingdom, for most of 2018, I’ve been absorbed by stories that are consuming the discourse in both countries, Brexit and Trump. Compelling but ultimately not very uplifting. I took the opportunity to ask the Core Team to share stories and trends in 2018 they found positive and inspiring. Here’s what they told me:

Again, special thanks to Global Voices Core Team: Eduardo Avila, Ellery Roberts Biddle, Jer Clarke, Filip Noubel, Georgia Popplewell, & Ivan Sigal,