When I first joined InSight in 2016 as part of the initial team, our group consisted of no more than a handful of editors and photographers. If you had asked me then, I would not have imagined InSight in its second year post-launch to have the momentum it has today — momentum that we hope to continue to build upon thanks to the team’s consistent dedication. 

At its heart, InSight’s mission is to empower and educate its own community through storytelling and by exposing the realities faced by many of our neighbors each day. Ultimately, to even begin addressing something as vast as poverty, the need for institutional change is undeniable. Challenging the frameworks in which we as a society operate requires collective effort, and education on its own is not useful unless followed by some form of action. For those reasons, InSight has grown to be not only a publication but also a resource for those experiencing poverty and for connecting its readers with an influential role in the greater solution. In the years to come, InSight will continue to evolve in that direction.

Helena Carlson, Editor-in-Chief, 2019