Esther Mwema (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Esther is an artist working to build tools toward girls’ safety and to increase digital citizenship in local communities. She’s also a 2021 Mozfest Wrangler, an Open Internet for Democracy Leader, and an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at LSE.
What can be done?
In the current landscape, the future of the internet relies heavily on the private sector, and the baseline of the private sector is profit. The open source nature of the web needs to be defended for a healthy internet to be possible as a public utility. It has become necessary for us to engage in active imagination and co-creation for a human-centered equitable internet to become a reality.