What I do.

I am a storyteller.

I partner with global change makers to create stories with impact.

  • Michaela’s work creates a bridge and a method to bring the voices and stories of people to the halls of institutional power to promote positive social change.
    Eric Ramirez-Ferrero, Chief of Party, JHPIEGO Mozambique
  • Michaela is a talented visual storyteller and an excellent communicator. She has an aptitude for engaging diverse stakeholders and she is committed to promoting participatory methods in service of community transformation.
    Darren Isom, Manager, The Bridgespan Group
  • Michaela is sensitive to cultural dynamics that influence qualitative research. She is a good teacher and trainer and provides excellent feedback to staff and other key stakeholders.
    Sara Ezra Teri, Community Relations Superintendent, Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited
  • Michaela has a knack for setting people at ease. We enjoy working with her because she is creative and adaptive, and she has a great sense of humor — all attributes of a great producer!
    Shane King, Principal, Mission Pictures
  • Michaela’s work creates a bridge and a method to bring the voices and stories of people to the halls of institutional power to promote positive social change.
    Eric Ramirez-Ferrero, Chief of Party, JHPIEGO Mozambique
  • Michaela is a talented visual storyteller and an excellent communicator. She has an aptitude for engaging diverse stakeholders and she is committed to promoting participatory methods in service of community transformation.
    Darren Isom, Manager, The Bridgespan Group
  • Michaela is sensitive to cultural dynamics that influence qualitative research. She is a good teacher and trainer and provides excellent feedback to staff and other key stakeholders.
    Sara Ezra Teri, Community Relations Superintendent, Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited
  • Michaela has a knack for setting people at ease. We enjoy working with her because she is creative and adaptive, and she has a great sense of humor — all attributes of a great producer!
    Shane King, Principal, Mission Pictures

What I'm Up To.

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Digital Case Study.

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on March 27th, 2014
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Over the next two years, I will build a digital case study documenting the impact of the Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands Collaborative. The case study will be informed by interviews with agency staff, practitioners …

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Justice Matters

Resource Guide.

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on March 26th, 2014
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This spring I am supporting Justice Matters’ important work by creating a communication guide for the organization, designing a series of learning resources and providing key staff with support to increase audience…

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Collaborators I work with

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Michaela Leslie-Rule Bio

Michaela Leslie-Rule.

Michaela Leslie-Rule is a digital media producer, storyteller and social scientist. As the owner of Fact Memory Testimony she has been fortunate to collaborate with ITVS, Memphis Music Initiative, Community Foundation for Monterey County and Nike and Firelight Foundations’ Grassroots Girls Initiative. Embedded in Leslie-Rule’s approach to research, advocacy and communication is elevating constituent voices through the use of storytelling. She is particularly interested in participatory methods for measuring and documenting social and organizational change, and has designed and implemented participatory projects on four continents. Leslie-Rule also uses a story-centric approach to produce multimedia projects and advocacy campaigns. As the producer of IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology, Global Fund for Women’s global advocacy campaign and multimedia project, she curated and oversaw the creation of five online storytelling galleries, designed and implemented an international girls’ hackathon and oversaw a coordinated advocacy effort between the Fund and UN Women demanding equal access to and control of technology for women and girls worldwide.

A former performing artist, Michaela collaborates with filmmakers, artists and other types of storytellers, to advance social impact. This year she will be an artist-in-residence at the Social Practice Arts Research Center at UC Santa Cruz, where she is creating a video installation focused on food and migration in the Mississippi Delta.

Leslie-Rule holds Masters of Public Health and Public Administration from the University of Washington with a focus on advocacy and multimedia storytelling in global health. She also earned a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.