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In January 2014, Blair Imani founded Equality for HER while attending Louisiana State University. One month later with a team of just three people, Equality for HER launched a storytelling platform to generate awareness and foster understanding about underrepresented groups by centering their voices. The blog used first hand narratives, research, and vivid illustrations to communicate complex concepts.

Within one year, Equality for HER established partnerships with organisations in the United States, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom and the organization became well known for its innovative Women’s History Month programming.

In 2016, Lori Rodriguez joined the team at Equality for HER and became an instrumental force in developing the Youth Leadership Program, Internship Program, and storytelling apparatus.

By 2017, Glendon Francis and Jenn Solo joined the Equality for HER team allowing Imani and Rodriguez to expand the contributor platform. Equality for HER blog contributors from around the world began submitting their personal narratives for publishing on media outlet.

In 2017, Equality for HER announced the end of its storytelling platform to focus on providing free and accessible resources about subject matter like interpersonal violence, gender diversity, sexual assault, and more.

 

In early 2018, Equality for HER joined the inaugural partnership accelerator program created by NBCUniversal and Civic Nation called Erase the Hate. Alongside a roster of humanitarian organizations, Equality for HER’s team participated in intensive networking, fundraising, and business development programs.

On October 1, 2018, Equality for HER revealed a completely new logo and website design developed in partnership with Erase the Hate. Under the now reimagined pillars of Health, Education, and Resources, Equality for HER also unveiled a growing Resource Library to provide free online modules, lesson plans, and more on a variety of subjects.