See. Hear. Act. Do.
shado is a lived-experience led community of artists, activists and journalists united in the fight for social justice.
shado was born out of a frustration at the lack of space for people to take control of their own stories. We believe that those with lived experience of a topic or injustice are best placed to advocate for meaningful change within that space: shado is a platform for these people. We also didn't think there were enough platforms for different fields to work in collaboration towards social justice – so, with shado, we want to bring a network of people together to cultivate a culture-led system change.
Through online and print magazines, shado provides a physical space for those across different fields, who are currently working in isolation, to co-exist. We work with a community of over 300 artists, activists and journalists in over 50 countries around the world to spotlight and celebrate necessary and innovative stories.
We curate collaborative events to engage wider communities in shado's mission and further support and promote the work of our contributors. These include exhibitions, panel discussions, performances, workshops and film screenings. Relationships are the bedrock of shado, and events are a way we can connect with the people and communities we meet through our work.
Projects + Creative Agency work
We create, produce and facilitate a range of different projects in order to actively connect with the topics we are exploring in the publication. We have collaborated with organisations from Amnesty International to Alliance for Choice.