Hashtag Our Stories

Hashtag Our Stories is a video publisher with a network of over 2,000 trained mobile journalists across 140 countries. Hashtag Our Stories has a half million subscribers on Snapchat and gets 6 million views a day across social media.

Yusuf and Sumaiya Omar launched the company to create global empathy and understanding by creating videos that celebrate diversity. They focus on constructive journalism and solutions-based storytelling.

Hashtag Our Stories is teaming up with change makers across the world to innovate with tools like augmented reality lenses.

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap, included Hashtag Our Stories in their ‘Yellow’ incubator program for mobile content creators. They now work together to inspire and inform young social media users.

You can scan this snapcode to subscribe to Hashtag Our Stories on Snapchat and check out their stories.

follow Hashtag Our Stories

Though their biggest platform is Snapchat, you can also follow and engage with Hashtag Our Stories on other social media platforms.

Reporter reel

I am proud to be a social media reporter and community lead at Hashtag Our Stories. Part of my role at Hashtag Our Stories includes pitching story ideas, curating videos, writing scripts and editing stories with Adobe Premiere Pro and Snap Story Studio. I also streamline storytelling workflows for university student collaborations.

Here’s my reporter reel from 2019 that shows clips from stories I’ve worked on.

My stories

Here are some examples of stories I’ve published on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram.

8th grade girls make a podcast about periods

this kid makes life sweeter for homeless people

stonewall dorm for lgbtq+ students

Snapchat stories

To view these videos:

  1. open the Snapchat app on a mobile device
  2. point the camera at the snapcode
  3. tap and hold the snapcode
  4. click open

Mental health awareness month



Stonewall Dorms for LGBTQ+ students

NOTE: Because of Snapchat’s terms and conditions, stories are only available for 90 days. You can access Hashtag Our Stories’ latest videos on Snapchat here. For the sake of this website, I only shared the story versions that could legally be posted on other platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

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