THE ORANGE REPORT.
An online community platform for survivors and advocates
A look into why Youth Over Guns is launching this new digital platform.
By Brooke Baker
Welcome to The Orange Report. This report will serve as a resource and digital platform dedicated to the mission and agenda of Youth Over Guns: uplifting the voices of marginalized individuals and making our communities just and safe. Our goal is to spark conscious conversations and inclusive change in New York and across the country. We will not be a singular “voice to the voiceless.” We will pass the mic and provide a space for the “voiceless" to share their experiences and views too. We recognize that we must own our experiences and be experts on the experiences that are shaping our daily lives. No one else should profit from our thoughts, pain, or experiences.
#ENOUGH gun violence. #ENOUGH inequity. #ENOUGH to others telling us what our communities have always known but have not had the platform or privilege to record or share. #ENOUGH to the status quo. The Orange Report is here. Help us advance our movement as we join with other leaders in educating, empowering, and advocating for our communities.
Brooke Baker, Editor-in-chief
Brooke Baker (she/her) is an everchanging Black activist merging fashion, education, and marketing to foster equity and inclusion for Black and Brown communities. She is the Owner and Creative Director of YABO (@shopyabo on Instagram), and Baker Carter Manufacturing. A recnt graduate from Howard University, and currently serving as Director of Communications for Youth Over Guns. Baker’s work has advanced the movement to end gun violence, promote body positivity, racial and social justice through different mediums of artistic expression ranging from fashion design to communication management, all while promoting the importance of self-care.