Reform the Narrative

Educational Resources

Anti-racist/Allyship resources compiled from social media and other online resources. Educate yourself through books, podcasts, and articles! Diversify your media with BIPOC-based films & TV shows. Learn protest safety tips and ways to prevent burnout in order to keep the momentum of activism!

Justice Needed

Learn the stories of victims of police brutality and racially charged hate crimes. There will be a comprehensive list of action steps you can take to fight for these victims: from petitions, email templates, phone numbers, to donations! You can do everything in the comfort of your own home!


The manner in which you spend money can have far-reaching economic and social impact. There will be links to donate to organizations who fight for racial justice, LGBTQ justice, bail funds, and more! Diversifying your spending also shows solidarity with a group. Gain access to a list of directories in all 50 states of local black-owned businesses, which historically have had a harder time accessing loans & capital!

Voting 101

Voter suppression still happens today. Systemic issues still continue to impact our democracy and disenfranchised marginalized communities. Without a political voice, voters of color cannot advocate for policies that will affect their everyday life. However, you have the ability to fight these groups through a ballot. Gain resources on how to vote, research about candidates, and get involved in the election!

Other Petitions

Petitions are a tactic. They serve to help broader campaigns and put the political pressure to enact legislation that will fight against systemic racism and injustice. Online petitions draw the media’s attention to a story and urge for action steps. They are a quick and easy way to raise awareness for issues and solutions. Still this is just the beginning. We must research, educate ourselves, and relearn.


Reform the Narrative is a youth-based platform focused on centering BIPOC youth through writing, interviews, and educational resources. We seek to amplify the youth’s first hand experiences to combat prejudice and stereotypes that often impact marginalized communities. We stand against racism, bigotry, and prejudice through providing educational resources and action steps in order to foster accompliceship and accountability. Resources will be catered towards the status quo but Reform the Narrative is still a working document in hopes of dismantling oppression and will be adaptable to the times. Reform the Narrative is a place where you can speak your truth, raw, unfiltered, and free from corporate media biases. Let’s listen to each other, celebrate our differences, and lift one another up.

Why Storytelling?

While reading databases and articles help us recognize the systemic racism within our community, Story-telling contains a feature that these resources do not provide: empathy. We are taught about the racism surrounding our environment, yet we do not learn. The only way to have people exchange ideas and learn from each other is through storytelling. There are a few studies that prove when we engage with statistics first we actually tend to shut down the listener. When we engage with a narrative, people are more apt to engage and reflect. As a system that operates in all levels of our society, racism can be unpacked through stories that evoke understandings in ways that abstract analysis and rigid facts cannot do alone. Polarized mainstream media tends to perpetrate a narrative that categorizes marginalized groups within harmful stereotypes. That is why ‘Reform the Narrative’ prioritizes people’s actual voices and their storytelling. We seek to change the narrative and reform the status quo—one story at a time.

Recent Stories

Balqies Mohamed

Balqies Mohamed

"I heard someone say in another workshop that every work and every policy that we do, especially in schools, is either racist or anti-racist and, even under different circumstances, it can easily fall into those two categories--one or the other. I do think that my high school is trying to be more inclusive over the past couple of years and trying to look at its programs, reforms, and policies through an equity lens."

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Conrad Gabriel

Conrad Gabriel

"Because of the American Dream, families really neglect this idea of emotion-talking and confronting mental health issues, so it takes a second generation to have this conversation and begin destigmatizing the conversation about mental health and within the Asian American community at large. There’s this mentality that it is family values versus mental health, but in reality, it goes hand in hand. It'll be an uphill battle, but I think it's a conversation that we need to have."

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Andrea Garcia

Andrea Garcia

"We are conditioned to view Colombians in a certain mold: fair-skinned, dark hair, dark eyes, and lots of curves. However, it really doesn't take into account the amount of diversity that there is in Colombia and in different parts of South America as well. These places include indigenous people, white Latinos, and a lot of Afro Colombians are in Colombia throughout the coast as well, but often we don't see that representation in the media."

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About the Founder

Linh Nguyen

Hello, everyone! My name is Linh Nguyen (she/her/hers) and I am the founder of Reform the Narrative. My idea for this project sparked with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. As I began to educate myself on anti-racism work, I felt like signing a few petitions, making some donations, and advocating on social media wasn’t enough. I had picked up some coding skills over the summer, so I wanted to use the knowledge I have gained to create an accessible platform that synthesizes anti-racism resources compiled from social media and other media outlets. The influx of allyship and anti-racism resources on social media can be intimidating, and if we don’t take a step back, burnout can happen, which can be a detriment to this movement. I hope this platform guides you to educate yourself on these issues and prompt you to take a proactive stance towards anti-racism/anti-oppression work. For me, education is not just about learning through books and articles but also through listening to the stories of others. I have had conversations with people from all walks of life and their stories told the unfiltered experiences that corporate news media often lacked. I aim to amplify those voices—allowing them to speak their truths. At such a heightened time, we can feel divided as a community; however, I hope that listening to these stories can spark empathy and encourage you to continue this fight for change. This is still a working document. These are the resources I have compiled over the past months, but I know they are not entirely representative of many communities who continually face discrimination and prejudice on the daily basis. I hope to generate more inclusivity within this site, which means branching out my resources toward more marginalized communities who have been overlooked. If any of the content or resources on these pages are considered insensitive in any way or if you have any suggestions on how to improve this site, please let me know. I am still trying to learn in this process as well. I can be at reached at