This grant will allow me to redesign the Live Through This website with added search/categorization functionality; increase my team size by one extra human to expedite publication of 52 stories (that's one a week (!) —anyone who's been intimately involved in the project knows I move slowly because I primarily work alone and I'm a perfectionist); and create four brand new multimedia stories of women in underrepresented communities.
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