“I want to weave stories that bring us closer to a decolonized, liberated world.” 

Lewis Raven Wallace is an award-winning independent journalist based in Durham, North Carolina. He is a co-founder and co-director of Press On, a Southern media collective that catalyzes change and advances justice through the practice of movement journalism. He’s the author of The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity (University of Chicago Press, 2019), and the host of The View from Somewhere podcast. Lewis previously worked in public radio, and is a long-time activist engaged in prison abolition, racial justice, and queer and trans liberation. He is white and transgender, and was born and raised in the Midwest with deep roots in the South. When he’s not working, he plays the accordion, writes poetry, and spends time with his dog named Turtle, 11 chickens, and his pigs: Dogwood Daffodil, Venus Banana, and Gilbert.

Vision: The abolition of hierarchies of dominance, white supremacy, and all systems of incarceration. A decolonized world of free people and free information, in which all have the skills to practice collectivity, mutual aid, and creativity, and where leadership means practicing and modeling curiosity, humility, collective action, and rigor in the pursuit of liberation.