PositiveNegatives produce literary comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and human rights issues. We combine ethnographic research with illustration, adapting personal testimonies into art, education and advocacy materials.
Commissioned by the Open Society Foundations, "Born Julia and Julius" is a testimony of one man's experience of growing up in Uganda as an intersex person. Illustrated by Gabi Froden. Animated by Wael Toubaji. Music by Karam Aizouq. Voiceover by David Ongwech Onen.
Listen to our Director, Dr. Benjamin Dix, Senior Fellow at SOAS present his TED talk about the history of PositiveNegatives, and how the powerful comic medium can help give silenced individuals a voice to narrate their real life stories from their perspective.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our fundraiser for Why Comics?, our exciting new education charity. Why Comics? brings issues such as racism, conflict, trafficking & climate change into the classroom. Please contact us to help make this innovative charity a reality!!
This exciting educational charity engages, raises awareness and inspires both teachers and pupils. The powerful comic medium allows readers to interact with contemporary social and human rights issues. We have pilot tested our educational material in over 500 schools in 26 countries (and counting).