About Us

Who is [she]?

She is the change-maker, the artist, 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 based in Glendale, Arizona 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

Mission

This is an exciting time for She’s Trending. We put people first because we’re on a mission to bridge the gap with educational storytelling and media based programs. We are a trusted resource with a FEARLESS passion. Our Street Team 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. 

Values

We offer S.O.L.E

We offer SERVICE. In our programs and curriculum 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.

Our Story

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 platform where the awesome stories we found 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.

 

Our Team

Kia Bess

Creator & Program Director

DJ Bess

News Desk Manager

Kristina Venegas

Digital Media Director

Jian Huang & Holly Peters

PH Collective, Creative

 

Our Collective

Celina Jimenez

Storyteller

Carey Middleton

Visual Entertainer

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 donating supplies, supplying equipment or collaborating with She’s Trending, you’ll become a part of a movement that teaches them 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 hello@shestrending.com.

 

Photography by Anna Rochelle Imagery