I enjoy the opportunity to gather, synthesize, and share information from a unique yet objective perspective with the aim of informing and inspiring readers.
There is a power in telling a story, and it’s important to understand and be aware of this when you give a voice to a story and let it be heard. It matters what kind of stories we give a voice to, especially when this story might go unnoticed and unheard otherwise. So, that’s one part of what fascinates me about writing for Words in the Bucket. On the other hand, we are constantly being overflooded with information these days, and I feel it’s extremely valuable to reflect on all the processes and tendencies we witness. Reflection on ‘world thinking’ is also the main goal of WIB, which I find particularly interesting and am grateful to be part of.
I love the fact that contributors are free to write about many issues, that we have a true voice, and can put forth our personal ideas and opinions about the issues.
I love working with WiB's diverse global team, sharing, discussing, and implementing new ideas in an environment that is always innovating, engaging, and welcoming.
Working with WiB has allowed me to see things from different perspectives. At WiB, you are part of a Team of highly skilled professionals who, by fomenting discussions through information sharing, bring about possibilities for multicultural understanding and social change.
I like the value WiB gives to my ideas and their willingness to support them. I like that WiB colleagues are constantly concerned about bringing diverse voices and give voice to young people willing to put their ideas in the world.
I like writing for WIB because I feel it is different, not only because if the way it is designed but for its honesty and openness to discuss a wide range of human rights issues. And it is such an amazing and supportive community of contributors.
I enjoy the diversity of people and cultures through writing for WIB. The team of editors come from different countries, as well as the contributors, so naturally this is a big bonus for me.
Diego da Silva Rodrigues
Personally, for the first time I feel my academic work is actually reaching people.
I like writing for WIB because it is a publication concerned about the human side of conflict and current affairs. It also gives me the opportunity to work with a truly international network of people
I see WiB growing day by day, and this makes me proud. I feel honored to have the chance to work in this great multicultural team. This wonderful project is contributing to enhancing my personal and professional skills.
WIB has been an incredible professional journey which has opened many doors for me as well as improving my project management, writing and editing skills. I become more proud of it every day.
I love the fact that the editors and contributors come from all over the world, which makes the website really unique.
Lorenza La Bella
"I like writing on Wib's Film column because I can review films that fascinated me and I have the chance to share my thoughts on pressing social issues through a cinematic perspective"
Agodo Shabella Patience
Being able to break down a topic that bothers me and sharing my found knowledge is very fulfilling for me. What is knowledge anyway if you keep it all to yourself? WiB gives me a platform for this.
I love having the opportunity to share my ideas, knowledge, and passion. It’s especially inspiring to be writing as part of the WIB team, whereby each writer is creating space and awareness for a diverse array of social justice issues. Additionally, I can’t say enough about how great it is to have the guidance and support of the WIB editors.
What I like about WIB is that everyday is a learning experience, it is a dynamic workspace, an intercultural community. Thanks to our work with experts and researchers, it has enriched my knowledge of issues I care about and allowed me to explore new ones. That is WIB's strength.
There is so much power in unity, its the ultimate reflection of global citizenship
There is power in writings and the writings give people power; that’s what exactly I am doing with WIB.
Words in the Bucket is a diverse hub for analysis and opinion on international issues. Together it's contributors help to uncover an alternative narrative to mainstream media.
Why the name?
Our name is inspired by a simple principle that many small actions can make a big change. Just like the quote says “many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake and many lakes make an ocean”. In the same way, we aim to raise awareness and knowledge that can lead to action, and hopefully to change. This is why our articles contain hyperlinks to find out more about the topics we mention, and how to take action.
What we do?
Through information sharing, Words In The Bucket aims to give a different twist to mainstream media related to human rights protection, social inclusion, gender issues, development and environment. Every news is part of a bigger picture, and this is what we want to explore. We think that raising awareness, informing people and letting them participate and share their opinions is a fundamental basis for change.
WIB wants to include everyone in this information sharing process, this is why our editors work hard to help people who are not professional writers or native English speakers and give them guidance to write their thoughts and opinions in a clear and concise way.
To know more about our articles and editorial line, as well as how to submit an article visit the Write for Us page.
Who we are?
Virginia went abroad, graduated in History and Politics of Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and then, after a short experience in Malawi, she spent two years at FAO in Kenya, working for Somalia. After collaborating with NGOs like Results UK, Amnesty International, and Oxfam she is currently working as an independent consultant in projects in the field of international development and human rights. She is also a freelance journalist and has written for Devex, Al Jazeera and The Guardian.
Marco graduated in Political Science and International Relations at Università degli Studi “Roma Tre” in Rome. He then worked for three years in Model United Nations program in New York, Rome, and Brazil. Through this experience, he honed his knowledge of the UN system and fed his interest in international affairs. He is a writer for an Italian website on international affairs called “The Zeppelin”. Currently, he is employed at CIES – ONLUS in the Coordination and Organization Office for Interpreting and Translation Service for Territorial Commissions for the Recognition of International Protection.
In 2015, the team was joined by Francesca, who is currently working for the International Fund for Agriculture and Development at the United Nations.
Recently, we have added more people to our team. Kayla, based in Washington, DC and a former contributor, is helping us implement our social media strategy and also editing contributors’ articles. Luiza, from Sao Paolo, Brazil, is a brilliant editor and has been helping us since September 2016. Our newest editor Anne is an anthropologist living in Budapest, Hungary, and she is passionate about editing and working together with our global team. Sofie, from Stockholm but currently based in Bangkok, is helping us with our social media and outreach activities. Caroline, a graduate in International Relations, recently joined our team as Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator.
Additionally, we are aided in our branding by Trini Testi, creative and designer currently based in Milan.
Words in the Bucket is also formed by a vibrant and international team of contributors. Have a look at who they are.