LET'S BLEND THE WORLD

Tired of mass media that perpetuates division and bigotry in
America? Fund the first ever digital network committed to connect lives.

BLENDtw
Modern Media
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Project Ends on June 30, 2019

Project Description

Are you tired of NOT feeling represented by corporate media? We sure are! BLEND is a digital media company that seeks to connect the world. We were born out of the desire of sharing stories to connect lives. We believe that all perspectives matter. That all people matter. Our goal is to inform, empower and unite the world with the voices of our people. BLEND is committed in using storytelling as a powerful tool to put an end to bigotry, hatred and division!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT US, VISIT OUR SITE: BLENDTW.COM

AND WATCH VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT US:

 

 

 

Since our inceptions, BLEND has had 300+ contributors from 30 colleges across America so who better to explain what BLEND is all about than our passionate team of contributors that are the backbone and essence of our publication. 

Here are some perspectives:  

"To me, Blend means inclusion and innovation through storytelling from all people with no manipulation of their words to fit an agenda."

 Mohamad Hashash, American University

"BLEND stands for sharing the stories of the people, the faces that you see on the news but rarely get to know their names and past. I admire that and I’m proud to be part of such a project."

Claudia Pizarro Nolasco, The College of New Jersey

"Blend is about connecting people by sharing human stories."

Rebecca Lalitha Rich, Queens College CUNY

"BLEND means bringing together people from all over the world and giving them a voice to discuss issues that matter."

Madison Noone, Temple University

"Blend means diversity and stories being told to change the way in which people are treated in today's society. We understand how we can make this world a better place. We talk about things that might be ignored because it doesn't play into the government's agenda. It feels amazing to be a part of this movement and I feel like we can make a difference with blend."

Shanae Simmons, Hunter College

"BLEND, to me, is about bringing people together and telling stories mainstream media wouldn’t necessarily tell. "

  • Genevieve Luce, Pace University

“BLEND is about impacting our world through meaningful storytelling. It is that type of platform which gives everyone a powerful voice where they can serve as both a beacon of hope and source of inspiration to our world.” 

  •  Francis Asprec, Rutgers University       

  “BLEND means being able to openly share stories and perspectives to connect the world in a positive and congenial way.” 

  • Greta Kovacs, New York University  

“Blend, to me, is a new lens on the human experience.” 

  • Serina Morales, Borough of Manhattan Community College  

“To me, blend means all inclusiveness. It does not matter who you are, everyone’s views are respected and we can connect despite our differences.” 

  • Terry-Ann Latour, Pace University  

“Big, learning, experiences, needed, daily is what blend means to me. Blend is that chance to say what everyone is thinking but won’t say. Blend is unique and different.” 

  • Ems Emeral, Penn State University

“BLEND stands for the celebration of our differences instead of judgment. It not only unites others but wants to hear stories from real people. In today's mainstream media, it's easy for our voices to become lost and feel as if we are unheard, but BLEND makes it possible to share our stories, to come together, and discuss real world topics without the corruption of the mainstream press. We make it possible for people to be themselves and to know they are not alone.”

  • Taylor Dennis, SUNY New Paltz

“Blend is a way to open my mind to people who may not look like, think, or act like I do.”

  • Ja-Nasa Shazier, Indiana University

Mainstream media has become notorious for creating a vicious cycle of hostility in America by putting too much emphasis on people's differences. Instead of trying to find common ground, mass media tends to focus on incendiary content that sells very well, but that hardly presents accurately all sides of the argument. People are fed up with the way media manipulates content to promote their agenda. Because, by doing so, they constantly reinforce stereotypes and labels, and create a very toxic environment that only perpetuates bigotry

 

BLEND is here to connect with human struggle and acknowledge different perspectives! Doing that helps unite people and combat ignorance. But first let's be clear: Diversity is NOT race.

 

One of the pitfalls of mainstream media is that it has constructed this inaccurate idea that diversity is connected to raceDiversity is not about race or ethnicity. Diversity is about perspective. It is understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing those individual differences. 

BLEND is committed to creating a platform where people are accepted and respected for who they are. 

For us, all voices matter

 

We encourage diverse opinions to be heard without judgement.

BLEND strives to find common ground and unite people through their storytelling. We want to put an end to bigotry. We are tired of media companies constantly promoting hostility so we are going to be change-makers! We identify, analyze, and dismantle propaganda! Instead of making judgments, we focus on terminating stereotypes.

 

Journalists spend hours in a newsroom brainstorming stories that will captivate audiences instead of using resources at their fingertips to ask straightforward what the public want. 

For a media organization to be strong and fair, it needs to LISTEN. At Blend, we utilize social media, to reach out directly to our audience.

We regularly ask our follower base for constructive feedback to improve the quality of our content and also to address their concerns. This allow us to put the power of the content on the people itself. BLEND wants people to speak for themselves instead of “us” speaking for them or trying to push an agenda. 

 

 

 

BLEND is a full-fledged company that covers a wide variety of topics such as politics, social justice, entertainment and technology. But above all, we are and will be known for our Grassroots Journalism.

More than simply giving the news or informing what is going on in the world, as many other news companies do, we  SHOW you first-hand the impact that issues have on people. No biased reporting. No AGENDA. We solely show you the story from the eyes of people so you can “connect” with their struggles and understand where they are coming from, whether you agree or not.

The My Voice, Our Story initiative was created for that unique purpose. It started only as a section on our BLEND website but it soon grew up to become an on-going series. The site exclusively focuses on human stories and it is the soul and trademark of our publication.

VISIT OUR PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT: https://blendtw.com/my-voice-our-story

 

AND ALSO WATCH VIDEO BELOW

More than a company, BLEND is a movement. Our mission and message have resonated with so many millennials that we are currently a team 50+ growing across America! We have contributors from 30+ colleges in America. Our goal within the next few years is to launch a full-time team in New York City and to establish college networks in different universities across America that will directly work with BLEND. 

 

Blend Ambassadors are people who like stories, embrace diversity and are motivated to Blend the world. They represent Blend in their communities and help us grow. They brainstorm with our team on new ideas, give feedback, and take responsibilities of growing subscribers, networking with student associations, initiating and organizing events.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IT: https://blendtw.com/ambassador/

CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO SECTION : https://blendtw.com/video 

 

The money will directly be used for the following expenses:

-The Real Talk Conversations 

Earlier this year, we launched a new initiative with the purpose of having REAL conversations about issues that matter to our generation. Every week, one of our contributors goes live on Instagram to talk about a particular issue that they are struggling with or that they want to shed light on with the purpose to educate and empower our audience. Next year, we want to take the Real Talk to a whole new level.

The money will allow us to create better content.

We plan to conduct weekly interviews with influential people making a huge impact in their community/ professional field with the hope to inspire our generation to dream big, and to find their own voice. 

-Launch the first My Voice, Our Story Talk Series 

We are planning to hold our first Talk series in NYC early next year. The theme of the talk series will be In pursuit of Happiness: Normalizing Mental Illness. For our first talk series, we will invite a panel of students to talk about their stories and struggles with mental health issues followed by empowering conversation lead by a panel of experts, social media influencers and motivational speakers. There will be performances, food and games during the event. It will be a powerful conversation that will leave people rejuvenated and transformed. The Talk series will be live streamed in our SM platforms and it will be available online after the event. 

In order to improve the quality of content of our Real Talk Series and Launch our first BLENDtw Talk Series, we are seeking to raise $10,000. 

The fundraiser is urgently needed. 

 

To help us reach our target, please pledge whatever you can. Anything you give will be appreciated and can make a HUGE difference in meeting our fundraiser goal. If you encourage everyone you know to give something, this fundraiser could be over in hours.

Even if you cannot pledge money, please just SHARE our fundraising campaign!  We really want our outreach to grow

We want to make sure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to connect with us and be part of the change!

So just by sharing our campaign, you will be helping us.

SHARE IT with all your friends & family in social media and connect with us in all our channels! And of course, ENCOURAGE your friends to also do the same! 

REMEMBER: Without YOU we cannot make a difference, without YOU we cannot accomplish our mission! More than a company, BLEND is a movement. We want to put at end to hatred and division by connecting lives and fostering respect and understanding. 

 ALSO...We want to know ALL ABOUT YOU! Please contact us directly at team@blendtw.com if you want to share your story with us.

 

 

 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

 

 

Carolyn
01/15/2019
BLEND'S Appreciation Package
$200
Eris Diaz
01/11/2019
BLEND'S Bonus Package
$50
01/07/2019
BLEND'S Premium Supporter Package
$1,000
Anonymous
12/28/2018
BLEND'S Bonus Package
$50
12/14/2018
BLEND'S Bonus Package
$50
Maria Carolina
12/10/2018
Monetary Contribution
$10
Unknown
11/28/2018
BLEND'S Bonus Package
$50
women
11/27/2018
Monetary Contribution
$20
$50
BLEND'S Bonus Package
  • As a thank you for supporting BLENDtw, we will shout you out on social media! 
  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?

  • Get an exclusive Design Art by one of our amazing graphic designers 

  • Get a shout-out in Social Media as a BLENDtw Heroe! 

4 Supporters
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$100
BLEND'S Fan Package

For becoming a BLENDtw fan, you get to...

  • BLENDtw shirt + wristband : Show your swag by wearing your BLEND accessories and show everyone that you are ready to BLEND the world. 
  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?
  • Exclusive digital art from our design team : Get an exclusive personalized design art by one of our amazing graphic designers 
  • Get a shout-out in Social Media as a BLENDtw Heroe! 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
BLEND'S Appreciation Package

 This package includes:

  • BLENDtw shirt + wristband: show your swag by wearing your BLEND accessories and show everyone that you are ready to BLEND the world. 

  • Social Media Shout Out:  As a thank you for supporting BLENDtw, we will shout out your business in Social Media with any info you want us to share of you! We will also promote your website link to our IG bio page for a whole day. We have over 7K followers on Instagram that are very active. 

  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?
  • Exclusive digital art from our design team. Get an exclusive personalized Design Art by one of our amazing graphic designers.
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
BLEND'S VIP Supporter Package

For supporting BLENDtw you get... 

  • Generous Human Being-Recognition Profile: Get listed on our site, and promoted all over our socials, as a Generous Human!  We will also promote your company!
  • BLENDtw Shirt + Bracelet + Sticker + pin (VIP Gift Package): Show your swag by wearing your BLEND accessories and show everyone that you are ready to BLEND the world. 
  • Exclusive digital art from our design team: Get an exclusive personalized Design Art by one of our amazing graphic designers 
  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?
  • Get one FREE service. Are you in need of a web-developer, graphic designer or editor to improve your product/ business? Let us HELP you. You will have a 15-20 minutes video conference call with our team to see what service we can provide to you.  (We have very talented people in OUR team that can help YOU with your product/business based on your needs) 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
BLEND'S Premium Supporter Package
  • Generous Human Being-Recognition Profile: Get listed on our site, and promoted all over our socials, as a Generous Human!  We will also promote your company!
  • BLENDtw Shirt + Bracelet + Sticker + pin (VIP Gift Package): Show your swag by wearing your BLEND accessories and show everyone that you are ready to BLEND the world. 
  • Official sponsor of our first MVOS Talk Series-You will be named our official sponsor of our first MVOS Talk Series. Your brand will be included everywhere and you will get VIP tickets for first event. 
  • Become a LONG-TIME partner of BLENDtw. You will have a 30-40 minutes video conference call with our team to see how we can collaborate together and what services we can provide to you.  (We have web-developers, graphic designers and editors in OUR team that can help YOU with your product/business based on your needs) 
  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?
1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

$50
BLEND'S Bonus Package
  • As a thank you for supporting BLENDtw, we will shout you out on social media! 
  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?

  • Get an exclusive Design Art by one of our amazing graphic designers 

  • Get a shout-out in Social Media as a BLENDtw Heroe! 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
BLEND'S Fan Package

For becoming a BLENDtw fan, you get to...

  • BLENDtw shirt + wristband : Show your swag by wearing your BLEND accessories and show everyone that you are ready to BLEND the world. 
  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?
  • Exclusive digital art from our design team : Get an exclusive personalized design art by one of our amazing graphic designers 
  • Get a shout-out in Social Media as a BLENDtw Heroe! 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
BLEND'S Appreciation Package

 This package includes:

  • BLENDtw shirt + wristband: show your swag by wearing your BLEND accessories and show everyone that you are ready to BLEND the world. 

  • Social Media Shout Out:  As a thank you for supporting BLENDtw, we will shout out your business in Social Media with any info you want us to share of you! We will also promote your website link to our IG bio page for a whole day. We have over 7K followers on Instagram that are very active. 

  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?
  • Exclusive digital art from our design team. Get an exclusive personalized Design Art by one of our amazing graphic designers.
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
BLEND'S VIP Supporter Package

For supporting BLENDtw you get... 

  • Generous Human Being-Recognition Profile: Get listed on our site, and promoted all over our socials, as a Generous Human!  We will also promote your company!
  • BLENDtw Shirt + Bracelet + Sticker + pin (VIP Gift Package): Show your swag by wearing your BLEND accessories and show everyone that you are ready to BLEND the world. 
  • Exclusive digital art from our design team: Get an exclusive personalized Design Art by one of our amazing graphic designers 
  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?
  • Get one FREE service. Are you in need of a web-developer, graphic designer or editor to improve your product/ business? Let us HELP you. You will have a 15-20 minutes video conference call with our team to see what service we can provide to you.  (We have very talented people in OUR team that can help YOU with your product/business based on your needs) 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
BLEND'S Premium Supporter Package
  • Generous Human Being-Recognition Profile: Get listed on our site, and promoted all over our socials, as a Generous Human!  We will also promote your company!
  • BLENDtw Shirt + Bracelet + Sticker + pin (VIP Gift Package): Show your swag by wearing your BLEND accessories and show everyone that you are ready to BLEND the world. 
  • Official sponsor of our first MVOS Talk Series-You will be named our official sponsor of our first MVOS Talk Series. Your brand will be included everywhere and you will get VIP tickets for first event. 
  • Become a LONG-TIME partner of BLENDtw. You will have a 30-40 minutes video conference call with our team to see how we can collaborate together and what services we can provide to you.  (We have web-developers, graphic designers and editors in OUR team that can help YOU with your product/business based on your needs) 
  • Subscription to our email newsletter:  Are you ready to be empowered and get your daily dose of inspiration?
1 Supporter
Select this reward