About Us

Guillaume Biganzoli

Guillaume Biganzoli

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.
2017-01-03T11:27:23+00:00
Guillaume Biganzoli
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.

Magdalena Mach

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.
2017-02-17T09:46:16+00:00
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.
Sebastian Molano

Sebastián Molano

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.
2016-02-09T08:39:59+00:00
Sebastian Molano
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.
Agodo Shabella Patience

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.
2017-03-10T09:51:36+00:00
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.
Caitlin Bawn

Caitlin Bawn


"I love being able to write about issues and stories I really care about, and have interviewed some really inspirational people through my work with WIB"
2016-02-09T14:21:50+00:00
Caitlin Bawn
"I love being able to write about issues and stories I really care about, and have interviewed some really inspirational people through my work with WIB"
Luiza Andrade

Luiza Andrade

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.
2017-02-19T19:19:54+00:00
Luiza Andrade
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.
Ben O'Hanlon

Ben O’Hanlon

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.
2016-05-12T16:32:42+00:00
Ben O'Hanlon
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.
Virginia Vigliar

Virginia Vigliar

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.
2017-02-15T14:27:23+00:00
Virginia Vigliar
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.
Kayla Chen

Kayla Chen

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.
2017-02-16T08:09:26+00:00
Kayla Chen
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.
Magdalyne Kanjejo

Magdalyne Kanjejo

There is so much power in unity, its the ultimate reflection of global citizenship
2016-02-09T08:40:59+00:00
Magdalyne Kanjejo
There is so much power in unity, its the ultimate reflection of global citizenship
Marco Principia

Marco Principia

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.
2017-02-16T11:45:27+00:00
Marco Principia
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.

Mehari Fisseha

There is power in writings and the writings give people power; that’s what exactly I am doing with WIB.
2016-09-02T08:38:08+00:00
There is power in writings and the writings give people power; that’s what exactly I am doing with WIB.
Dizzanne Billy

Dizzanne Billy

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.
2017-02-25T13:21:47+00:00
Dizzanne Billy
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.
Rossana Karun

Rossana Karunaratna

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.


2016-02-17T12:22:31+00:00
Rossana Karun
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.
Francesca Aloisio

Francesca Aloisio


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.

2017-02-16T15:10:16+00:00
Francesca Aloisio
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.
Amanda Pickett

Amanda Pickett

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.
2017-02-14T08:30:14+00:00
Amanda Pickett
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.
Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller

I enjoy the opportunity to gather, synthesize, and share information from a unique yet objective perspective with the aim of informing and inspiring readers.
2017-01-16T08:18:35+00:00
Ashley Miller
I enjoy the opportunity to gather, synthesize, and share information from a unique yet objective perspective with the aim of informing and inspiring readers.
Diego da Silva Rodrigues

Diego da Silva Rodrigues

Personally, for the first time I feel my academic work is actually reaching people.
2017-01-27T17:55:19+00:00
Diego da Silva Rodrigues
Personally, for the first time I feel my academic work is actually reaching people.
Laura Naude

Laura Naude

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
2016-02-23T16:09:27+00:00
Laura Naude
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
Margarida Teixeira

Margarida Teixeira

I love writing for WiB because it allows me to engage more deeply with the subjects I love and the team provides a fantastic support for those of us still practicing our journalism skills
2018-01-23T13:45:35+00:00
Margarida Teixeira
I love writing for WiB because it allows me to engage more deeply with the subjects I love and the team provides a fantastic support for those of us still practicing our journalism skills
Lorenza La Bella

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"
2016-02-10T12:13:32+00:00
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"
Himali Dave

Himali Dave

I love the fact that the editors and contributors come from all over the world, which makes the website really unique.
2017-01-12T08:32:07+00:00
Himali Dave
I love the fact that the editors and contributors come from all over the world, which makes the website really unique.

Why the name?

Our name is inspired by a simple principle that many small actions can make a big change. Just like the saying that “many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake and many lakes make an ocean” the words on our platform are part of something bigger.

With this principle in mind, we talk about global issues from a local standpoint through our growing community of people working to create a better future.

We provide a platform for local perspectives and informed views, giving a voice to academics, researchers, concerned citizens, human rights activists and experts.

Words in the Bucket believes that raising awareness, informing people, and encouraging discussion about global issues is fundamental for promoting change.

In order to ensure the content we provide is dedicated to giving a voice to neglected issues, we do not seek advertising on our website.

Our Principles

Inclusivity

We invite anyone, of any culture, race, gender and sexual orientation to write for us. We are interested in the connection you have with the topic you want to write about and we want to know why it is something worth spending your time on. We value passion, commitment and dedication.

Connection to the piece

Our contributors must be connected to the issues they write about. They are either based in the country or region of focus, work in an organization that is related to the topic they are writing about, are activists or academics. Their expertise and local knowledge is what makes WIB unique.

Transparency

We are transparent about our editing process, we are constantly learning and are keen to listen to any constructive criticism or feedback our readers may have.  We also value transparency in our articles and include the bios of authors so that our readers can see how they are connected to the issue they are writing about.  

Our approach to editing 

We believe that editing should be a constructive process where the contributor and the editor learn from each other. We provide suggestions, we don’t cut through your piece without explaining why, and we provide a one-on-one editing process that begins at the idea phase.

Our contributors are guided from their pitch until publication. We are here to create an informed community and provide a platform which includes writers who may not be used to writing in English.

What we do

We provide a platform for local perspectives and informed views, giving a voice to academics, researchers, concerned citizens, human rights activists and experts.

Our editing team works hard to help our contributors, who don’t necessarily have journalistic experience, to voice their concerns in an accessible and concise manner, to get their message to as many people as possible.

We want to facilitate the connection of people with issues in the world today.  Our ultimate goal is to build a community of people who are aware and are inspired to take action towards tackling issues affecting human rights, gender equality and the environment.

Words in the Bucket believes that raising awareness, informing people, and encouraging them to participate in the discussion about these issues is a fundamental basis for promoting change. We provide accessible articles on complex subjects regarding our three main themes.

To know more about our articles and editorial line, as well as how to submit an article visit the Write for Us page.

Meet our team

Marco Principia and Virginia Vigliar, the two founders, are old friends. Both were born and raised in Rome.

Virginia went abroad, graduated in History and Politics of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and then, after a short experience in Malawi, she spent two years at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in Kenya, working for Somalia. After collaborating with NGOs like Results UK, Amnesty International, and Oxfam she is currently based in Barcelona 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, Vice 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 the 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. Currently, he is employed at CIES – ONLUS as a Fundraising Manager.

In 2015, the team was joined by Francesca, who is currently working for the International Fund for Agriculture and Development at the United Nations.

Our six editors are  spread around the world. Anne is an anthropologist living in Budapest, Hungary, and she is passionate about editing and working together with our global team. Eleanor has worked as a journalist and editor in India and the UK and in the NGO sector focusing on healthcare in Ukraine and disability and youth development in the UK.  Sofie, from Stockholm but currently based in Iceland, is helping us with our social media and outreach activities. Shiva, Iranian-American who grew up in Rome, is the newest addition to our editing team. Akilah, from Trinidad and Tobago, leads and curates our Caribbean Connections column. She has focused her research on the Caribbean region and is involved in local cultural development projects.

Words in the Bucket is also formed by a vibrant and international team of contributors. Have a look at who they are.