Hi there! I'm Houreidja Tall. I explore the stories of people across the African Diaspora. I highlight communities that are disregarded by traditional media and show the nuances in their lives. I'm a first-generation New Yorker of Malian and Senegalese descent, which largely informs the passion with which I approach my work. I am committed to sharing the stories of those who are easily overlooked.
I currently work as the social media manager at Capital B News, a newsroom dedicated to civic journalism about and for Black communities.
To find out more about my work, browse my Writing and Blog and get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss working together.
CAPITAL B NEWS - SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
January 2022 - Present
Amplify the work of Capital B News reporters via social media outlets and engage readership.
REFINERY29 - EDITORIAL INTERN
June 2021 - August 2021
Pitched and wrote articles and assisted executive editor at women-centered lifestyle site.
Published articles ranging from the significance of cultural archives on Instagram to how to manage COVID-related anxiety.
Pitched and wrote stories for Unbothered, site’s vertical for Black women.
August 2020 - Present
Reported on topics related to people of the African diaspora.
For Refinery29: Wrote about my experience living with as a Black woman with mental illness.
ForTeen Vogue, a publication for young women: Reported on the importance of Black cultural archives on Instagram.
For Harper’s Bazaar, a women’s lifestyle magazine: Wrote articles about Black reproductive health workers taking care of their patients during quarantine, Black women who choose to remain childfree and Black womens’ experience with their natural hair.
For Next City, a website/nonprofit focused on housing and environmental justice: Wrote article about owner of only BIPOC-owned glass studio in the United States.
For Slate, an online culture magazine: Explored how Black women learned to take care of their hair during quarantine.
For Documented, a newsroom covering issues related to immigrants in New York City: Reported on the toll of COVID on West African hair braiding industry in New York City.
For Africa in Harlem, a website covering the African community in New York City: Attended rallies, interviewed members of African diaspora, and took pictures for the site.
AFRICAN WOMEN’S MILLENNIAL INITIATIVE (AWOMI) - REMOTE COORDINATOR
September 2019 - January 2020
Volunteered for organization that empowers young women across the African continent.
Registered delegates and panelists for International Conference for Population Development in Nairobi.
Networked with other organizations at ICPD conference to find opportunities for collaboration and funding.
Worked with president of organization to create draft for funding for summer institute and future initiatives.
CRAIG NEWMARK GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
Master's degree in Engagement Journalism
Recipient of Vice-Knight and Anne O'Hare McCormick Memorial Fund scholarships
August 2020 - December 2021
January 2018 - February 2020
Bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies
2019 Spring semester abroad in Dakar, Senegal through School for International Training’s Senegal: Global Security and Religious Pluralism program
Recipient of Benjamin T. Gilman, Leonard and Claire Tow Undergraduate Travel Stipend for International Research Award and Roy L. Furman Fellows Program scholarships
BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate's degree in Liberal Studies
2017 Summer semester abroad in Salvador, Brazil
Recipient of Hostelling International USA Explore the World Scholarship
January 2017 - December 2017
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