The It Gets Better Project original series “Writing Our Own Dictionary” is now a Telly Award winner for social impact.
“Writing Our Own Dictionary” took home the Gold Award in the general social impact, non-broadcast category, an honor shared with Stockton University’s “BLM: Black Innocence Matters” and their Black Lives Matter wrap-up.
Born out of the success of the It Gets Better Project’s glossary of LGBTQ+ terms, “Writing Own Own Dictionary” is a four-part deep dive into the lives of LGBTQ+ people about what their various labels and identities mean to them, in their everyday lives.
Episodes include: “Non-Binary People Describe their Gender Journeys!”; “What Being Trans Means!”; “Let’s Define Bisexuality and Pansexuality!”; and “How Do You Present to the World?” The series is also accompanied by a free-for-download EduGuide which walks you through each episode in the series, asking you to think critically about the stories you watch. It’s intended for young adults (YA) ages 14+, or those already in late middle or high school, but it can be adapted for younger and older audiences as needed.
Earlier this year, the It Gets Better Project took home Gold honors at the inaugural Anthem Awards for the original series “Out in Front: Queer Youth Changing the World” in the Human & Civil Rights category. That series details the lives of young LGBTQ+ activists doing their part to change their world for the better.