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A New Way to Manage Your Vocal+ Subscription
The introduction of Vocal+ has been, to date, the biggest update for Vocal since we launched the platform nearly four years ago. We first introduced it to you, our community, through Founding Memberships: one year subscriptions to Vocal+ for our first early adopters, who tested out the membership in exchange for their feedback to help us build a better subscription.
Creator Spotlight: Zach Doehler
Vocal Creators! Get ready for something special, because this #VocalSpotlight features the talents of landscape and nature photographer, Zach Doehler. In all honesty, we could probably just leave it at that and let his photos speak for themselves, but there's something really special about Zach's presence on Vocal that goes beyond his talents in photography.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us ...
Take Time to Be
Another fortnight has passed. You probably haven't heard "fortnight" used like this in a long time, but hey, it meant "two weeks" long before it meant "wildly addicting MMO game." Anyway, we're the moderation team at Vocal, and it's time for another roundup of stories that we loved!
Creator Spotlight: Malin Evita
Malin Evita, or simply, Evita, has lived an incredibly interesting 18 years. From being raised on a Christian commune in Denmark to becoming an activist for human rights, there's really no one deciding Evita's life path other than herself. Through a balance of confronting issues head-on and understanding how to avoid the "echo-chamber" that polarizing ideals seem to drown in, Evita found a voice of her own that readers can easily subscribe to.
Every week, we ask the Vocal community to be just that: vocal. Be vocal about injustice. Be vocal about inequality. Be vocal about climate change, mental health, unemployment, heartbreak — the words you share can touch thousands as we brave these difficult times together.
Creator Spotlight: Emma Reidy
Emma Reidy is an artist and writer who is currently studying Design History at the Royal College of Art in London. Originally from the Suburbs of New Hampshire, Emma's sense of art and style has come a long way since struggling to assimilate to her high school's mandatory dress code. Now, through years of study and practicing sustainable fashion, @emmrdy finds herself primed and ready to make a real impact in the world of art.
Voices For Change
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd cried out that he couldn't breathe, and the people heard his cries. In the weeks to follow, millions took to the streets, the courthouses, and the web to lend their voices to the chants echoing throughout Minnesota, the United States, and the entire world, extending allegiance to those affected and demanding justice from those in power.
Creator Spotlight: Christian Johnson
Christian Johnson is an incredibly talented photographer and cinematographer based out of Brooklyn, NY. His work embodies such raw emotion and detail that any given spectator might view the same picture in 2 different ways, depending on the day and how they feel. In that mysterious phenomenon lies the true art in his creations: the power he grants to the viewer. You might ask, "how can a still image be subjective?," and to that, we don't pretend to know or understand. All we know is that Christian's photos are very satisfying to look at, and that they seem to evolve over time.
We Stand for Black Lives
We're unbelievably lucky to have built a community of creators from all walks of life—all shapes and sizes, with different interests, from all over the world. And in times like this, we owe it to each of you to make it unequivocally clear where we stand. Black lives matter, Black voices must be amplified, and we all must do everything in our power to ensure that Vocal is a platform where Black creators can feel safe and secure trusting us with their stories.
Creator Spotlight: Arlee Maxwell
Arlee Maxwell has been a writer for as long as she can remember, but has only recently found her true voice. That newfound voice is one of honesty--no matter how brutal the truth is, ambition--no matter how high the obstacles in front of her may seem, and fearlessness--both in the endeavors she explores and the life she creates.
Creating During COVID-19: Insights from Vocal's Data Science Team
I’ve spent the last four years of my life living and breathing Vocal—I was there when the very first creator signed up for a free account, and watched as over 600,000 creators followed suit. As Head of Vocal's Business Intelligence team, which oversees strategy and data science, my role is to study all of these interactions within our ecosystem to better understand what makes Vocal tick: