About us

The Bigger Picture is an online blog aiming to amplify youth voices in politics, culture and the arts. The blog was set up by Darcy Miller in late 2019, with the belief that there was a genuine need for a platform centred solely on youth perspectives. Negative stereotyping of teenagers is rife in the mass media, and as a result many are not aware of the bigger picture, that countless young people are out there, doing things that matter; striking for political ends, advocating various political causes, producing beautiful, technically astounding poetry, artwork, photography and music and making a positive impact in local communities. The Bigger Picture is therefore designed to highlight and expose those voices, and also provides a platform for youth themselves to express themselves politically in fact-based political editorials.

 

We also take great pride in the diversity of our organisation; we have contributors based in London, Israel, Bucharest, Tokyo, Geneva, Taiwan, South Carolina, Philadelphia, Jakarta and Geneva. We are interested in expanding our organisation and interviewing youth involved in politics, culture and/or the arts; please go to our "applications" page to find out more.

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CONTRIBUTORS

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DARCY MILLER

Founder, writer and graphic designer

Based in London, UK

Darcy Miller is a British-Australian student who grew up in Singapore. He writes for Balance the Ballot and the Shingetsu News Agency and also takes photographs @mi.da.xi on Instagram.

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TOM HARGIL

Writer and graphic designer

Based in Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Having been born in Stockholm and grown up in London, Tom currently resides in Israel where he is studying IB Physics, Economics and Global Politics. His interests include transnational trade, political philosophy, geopolitics and world history.

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MEHDI MEZLINI

Writer

Based in Bucharest, Romania

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AYRA MATONDANG

Graphic designer

Based in Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesian Ayra is a media manager and writer for Balance the Ballot and is also part of Bye Bye Plastic Bags' Jakarta branch, an "NGO driven by youth to say no to plastic bags". Ayra also takes film photographs @mrngshots.

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CHINA INOUE

Writer

Based in Tokyo, Japan

China Inoue is a Japanese student who grew up in Singapore, England and Japan. She is passionate about environmental issues and is part of an eco volunteer group at her school. Her passions include volunteering -  she participated in Earthday 2019 - and playing the cello.

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ADI MANDLER

Writer

Based in London, UK

Adi Mandler is an Israeli student who currently lives in London. She is interested in the sciences and started playing the guitar recently.

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Writer

Based in Melbourne, Australia

Brandon is a Swedish-American student who has grown up all around the world

Writer and social media admin

Based in London, UK

Jessica is a Nigerian climate activist, dancer and writer - her favourite medium is poetry. She also loves music, with her favourite genres being indie and rap.

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KEMAL MOHAMEDOU

Writer and editor

Based in Geneva, Switzerland

Fluent in French, Arabic, English, and Spanish, Kemal lives in Switzerland and is interested in history, sports, and writing.

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HARPER QIU

Writer, editor and social media admin

Based in Florida, USA

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Writer and graphic designer

Based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Alice was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, speaking fluent Chinese and English. She has been heavily involved in MUN for a number of years, and loves to read, watch movies and play video games. She hopes to become a vet in the future, in order to save lives. Alice has a studygram account @notes.alice.

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ALLEGRA MILLER

Writer and graphic designer

Based in London, UK

Allegra Miller is a British-Australian student who grew up in Singapore. She is a writer and media manager for The Bigger Picture, focusing mostly on LGBTQ issues and the environment.

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KRITIKA RAVICHANDER

Social media admin

Based in South Carolina, USA

Besides being on social media, Kritika loves learning more about global news. She is interested both in journalism and business. She also participates in Quizbowl, Congressional Debate, and Robotics as a programmer.

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PROTIK BANERJEE

Graphic designer and editor

Based in Calcutta, India

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DREW GENEL

Writer, graphic designer and editor

Based in New Jersey, US

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NICK KHANZADEH

Writer

Based in London, UK

Nick Khanzadeh is British-Iranian student from London. He is a dedicated pianist, with interests in History, Social Issues and Science, and has constructed his own astronomical equipment. He is noted for being a contrarian.

Please note: In some cases, pseudonyms and/or "placeholder images" have been used to protect our contributors' identities.