Melissa Ludtke and I have just launched the website for our transmedia series Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods.
Now we add a website - functional on desktop and mobile - to the project's presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and iBooks. Our launch coincides with the 20th anniversary of Hillary Clinton's declaration that "women's rights are human rights once and for all" at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
The project explores girlhood in 21st century rural China through the eyes of two Chinese-American adoptees and the girls they meet in their "hometowns." The first of six stories has been uploaded, and the remaining installments will come over the next few months.
I have learned a lot about this new medium through our collaboration, and am excited to add more stories!