Our Version Media® CIC is a social enterprise dedicated to increasing positive and authentic representation of Southampton’s black and marginalised communities.
Our Version Media was founded in 2019 by Southampton-born broadcast journalist and community activist, Veronica Gordon, after seeing the harm that the media’s persistent demonisation of black and marginalised groups was having on people’s wellbeing and life chances. With fifteen years’ experience across radio, TV news, print and digital media, here’s her insider tip: with the right training and support, anyone can successfully tell their stories in creative and compelling ways.
We’re equipping people with media and journalism skills to tell and share their own stories, to shine a spotlight on their real lives, cultures, diversity and resilience. This is boosting self-esteem and tackling negative stereotypes at the same time.
We work with individuals, communities and organisations to achieve impactful, inclusive and authentic storytelling using a range of media. We’re empowering everyone to use digital media to create and share stories that reflect their real lives, brings projects to life, and showcases their social impact – to tell those positive stories we don’t see.