Social media has become an essential tool for not only updating your followers on the chic new outfit you’re wearing, or what you’re eating at your local trendy cafe, but it has become a digital space where users can talk about political and societal issues. @Instagram’s popular content series #Advocates, highlights “people around the world who are sparking positive change.”
Libyan American journalist and activist Noor Tagouri, 26, has made it her mission to raise awareness for underrepresented communities in the media. Distractify spoke exclusively with Noor to discuss the impact social media has made on her career, how younger generations are using these platforms to enact change, and her goals in 2020.
Check out our Q&A below. (Editor’s note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.)