Empowering [she] through literacy and storytelling, we’re a multimedia production studio that specializes in educational and interactive programming.
Who is [she]?
She is the change-maker, the artist, and the innovator. Like you, we dream of a world of equality and positive change. She embodies this change through social activism, community service and a passion for blazing new trails. She is the gal next door committed to social change and community service, and hers is a story worth hearing.
We are a collaborative team of storytellers and dream makers striving to bridge the gap between [she] and [he] to shape a world where every story has the opportunity to be heard. We believe that she + he = community, and that everyone can make an impact with their voice.
Mission & Values
This is an exciting time for She’s Trending. We put people first because we’re on a mission to bridge the gap with storytelling, educational based programs, and products. We are a trusted resource with a FEARLESS passion. Our “trendsetters” also known as our tribe not only wants to learn more, but they want to be more by connecting with leaders, influencers and mentors that impact their community from the ground up.
We offer S.O.L.E
We offer SERVICE. In our programs and studio we teach you to be a service of something. Whether it’s a person, a group, a community, a cause or a belief — which means that you’ve chosen to engage without expectation of reciprocation.
We encourage your ORIGINALITY. Whether you’re an artist, innovator or change-maker — be authentic. You are unique as your passion and your inspiration makes you fearless.
We teach you LEADERSHIP. With the resources, tools and mentorship to help you fulfill a rewarding community experience, we inspire to build success from the ground up as a collaborative team. You are connected to us and are an extension of our team.
We uplift a community centric spirit with EMPOWERMENT. With our culture, we empower you to create meaningful connections, powerful stories and lasting experiences
We back our mission with excellence. We are committed to the next generation of innovators and change-makers across the world. We not only build leaders, but we change search results with positive content to combat negative search results associate with she. We help students through literacy, educational programs and production taking their projects from concept to reality. As an organization that is committed to people first, we empower students to invest back into their communities building from the ground up.
As we continue to grow, we encourage you to make a meaningful impact with us. Whether it’s online or offline, you have the opportunity to engage in exciting productions, discovering a common purpose.
You are here because we know you will contribute to our purpose. Your role here is critical in developing deep connections with our guests that will help She’s Trending continue to redefine perception and stereotypes, driving purpose in communities and in the world. You will help build the foundation, preparing the next generation and teaching students how to be great just like you.
We’re a team of storytellers, creatives and producers who have always had a taste for the bold and brave. We’re inspired by people from diverse backgrounds who aren’t afraid to blaze a new path and empower others to do the same. We believe that even in the most tumultuous times, those who live to uplift others and be their authentic selves have always been the key to our future. She’s Trending was born out of a thirst for change. Time after time, we looked around the mass media and saw the same type of coverage that continued to define “trends” based on popularity and the superficial rather than the true voices that are making a difference. In the fight for social justice, we’ve always felt that equality between [he] and [she] comes from turning back to the community and uplifting those who are taking great strides towards positive growth.
Since She’s Trending’s conception in 2015, we’ve been set on building a foundation where other individuals and organizations could shine, all while keeping her in mind. In 2016, She’s Trending premiered an 8-minute film documenting the story of Krysten Aldridge, founder of the One True Love Food Truck in Phoenix, Arizona. One True Love is a non-profit organization whose entire mission is to feed those who need it most and ensure that generosity and nourishment are never seen as a luxury. Krysten’s human experience reflected the grit and passion that we often see in the community, but don’t see highlighted due to the influences of mass media. Krysten quickly became the muse behind [She’s Trending], and the rest is history.
Founder & Studio Director
She’s Trending launched in 2015, when Kia Bess decided to create an online platform that highlighted the unsung heroes who were doing meaningful work in their communities.
During high school and college she ran across so many great women that inspired her and realized these women needed a platform to highlight their initiatives. In that same year, Kia decided to create a platform that recognized women at the local level through a collection of stories, interviews, and trending content. Whether it was a woman dominating in her career as a creative genius, to the little girl who took a sport by storm, or someone who had a newsworthy idea, She’s Trending was the place to go. Kia wanted to create an arena of opportunity for these women’s stories and voices to shine while sparking motivation for action in the community.
Over time, She’s Trending quickly evolved into a studio empowering [she] through literacy, educational programming, and storytelling. With public education being ranked 49 out of 50 in the state of Arizona and negative search results impacting the phrase “She’s Trending,” Kia’s focus is on “she” rather than the “he” right now, because it’s women who are in need during this time. Through virality programming and social advocacy campaigns, Kia’s hope is to revamp the public’s perception with her collective, while continuing to evolve with fresh ideas for the next generation of leaders.
Holly Peters & Jian Huang
pH Collective Design, Public Relations, & Strategy
Middleton Empire, Artist & Digital Illustrator
Creative Writer & Contributor
Director of Digital Media
Director Strategy & Growth
PRESS & AWARDS
AZ Big Media “Get Inspired by “Women Entrepreneurs at ‘Dream Girl’ Screening” – 2017
Giving In Style “Hot In the City: Arizona’s Premier Prescreening”– 2017
SBA InnovateHer Pitch Competition Finalist “Innovating for Women Business Challenge” – 2017
Tech.Co Startup of the Year Finalist West Region – 2017
Victorville Daily Press “She’s Trending Aims to Inspire Change”– 2016
How to get involved
When it comes to spearheading change in a community, it only takes one small spark to start a wildfire. The voices the mass media shares the least, such as those of women, people of color and young people, are so often the ones with the power to ignite change for the better. As a community leader, you have the ability to inspire the youth and the unheard voices to pursue the path of innovation to change their communities. Whether it’s partnering or collaborating with She’s Trending for a project, you’ll become a part of a movement that teaches youth the power of their voice and equips them with the tools to put their dreams into action. For more information, drop us a line at Kia@shestrending.com.