Earlier this year, during the development of our strategic plan, we conducted a reader survey to evaluate the impact of our storytelling. We wanted to learn who is reading Shareable, and why.
While we knew our readers were interested in learning how people around the world are sharing and collaborating, we were blown away to learn that a whopping 83 percent of survey respondents said they were inspired to make a change in their life after reading Shareable. That's at least 350 individuals who have taken action as a result of our reporting.
In the coming year, we are going to accelerate our editorial work. We're going to build a diverse team of talented journalists and experts who will produce thoroughly reported stories, tools, and analysis about how sharing and collaboration are helping address local, national, and international problems. We want to inspire thousands more readers to make sharing part of their lives.
But we cannot do this without you.
With your help, we can become a reader-supported, nonprofit media outlet and hire more journalists, build partnerships with community groups, and deepen engagement with readers.
I joined Shareable because I realized how sharing resources, knowledge, ideas, time, and more can play an integral role in creating an equitable, sustainable, and happier world. Whether it's connecting neighbors through a little free library or helping workers take ownership of digital services through platform co-ops, sharing has the power to help us build a better future.
Mai is a freelance organizer and writer based in Oakland, California, focused on the intersection of human rights, solidarity economics, and the digital commons. She was formerly at Shareable as the Community Engagement
Mai is a freelance organizer and writer based in Oakland, California, focused on the intersection of human rights, solidarity economics, and the digital commons.
She was formerly at Shareable as the Community Engagement Manager. Previous to that, she was with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) as their Global Policy Analyst, where she monitored and advocated for digital rights around emerging tech policy and their impact on access to knowledge, privacy, and free expression. She was one of the leading activists following the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations and its effects on users, scholars, creators, and innovators.
She earned her BA at UC Santa Cruz in Politics and Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies. At UCSC she was a Fellow and Coordinator for the Everett Program, which trains undergraduate students in tech skills, organizing, and social entrepreneurshio for local to global social justice issues. In 2008, Maira lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a legal researcher and tech intern with Sisters in Islam, a Muslim feminist organization.