Lilian Manansala


September 28, 2020




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Photo: Nick Holmes

Lilian is the Social Media Editor and a staff reporter for The Click. She is currently a Video Production Fellow at Insider for the News & Documentary Team. She was also one of 30 participants selected out of 500 applications for the first cohort of the Vox Media Writer’s Workshop for Summer 2021.

A Los Angeles-based video journalist and writer, Lilian reports on the intersections of politics, sociology, gender, and human rights. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures.

Lilian is committed to upholding the rights of the vulnerable and underrepresented tracks a common theme in her work: whether she is teaching and empowering dancers and artists from age 5 to young adults, in creating safe spaces in an audition room and casting process, to the goal of writing as a means of protecting democracy, promoting peace, and ensuring social justice.

She grew up in Los Angeles and has worked as a professional dancer, choreographer, and actor. Her work has appeared in over television shows for Netflix, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, ABC, Disney, XD, The Comedy Network, Disney Jr.,, and Freeform. Her short dance film, #88, has been featured in over 20 international film festivals and won Best Music Video at the Mobile Motion Film Festival 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland.



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