11 years ago, some of my newsroom colleagues worried that my solo mission as a one-woman-crew 
video journalist, was too "difficult and dangerous" to execute alone...
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"Crossed Spears"(2012)

Documenting the plight of Waorani warriors fighting to

save the Amazon Rainforest. (AMAZON, ECUADOR)

Since I first left the newsroom in 2009...

I reached 18 Indigenous communities,

documented and shared dozens of news and feature stories from remote regions

in 14 countries, and invested 

thousands of unpaid production hours, gallons of sweat, and countless blisters 

to my work as an

independent messenger.

Dear Friends - My mission is far from over, and I am

now asking for your HELP to keep going.


Thank you so much for being here! The following is a brief introduction of who I am, my personal journey to document stories and amplify the voices that unfortunately the media did not care about, and a summary of why I do - what I do. After more than a decade, I remain strongly committed to my singlehanded/one-woman-crew work and continue to feel it necessary...

You can support me and my work by making a donation
and/or by becoming my Patron with monthly contributions:

Dear Friends - my mission is far from over, and I am

asking for YOUR help to keep going. 

(Please read on to find out how you can contribute to my cause.)



Given the current state of our world, and the challenging scenario in which we now find ourselves

as a result of this global pandemic, we all know that -  things have changed drastically!


Personally, my plans as a travelling documentarian and messenger have been put on hold. 


I do, however, find myself in a country with incredible people and countless stories that I believe have the power to inspire us - GLOBALLY - with experiences, thoughts and ideas that transcend borders. 

Having lived through unimaginable horror, Cambodians are among the most resilient, kind, hard-working and beautiful people I have ever met. Being a guest in their country, I owe it to my hosts to amplify their stories.   

While consumed by my personal documentary "Lone Journalist" by night  (which explores my personal journey as a lone journalist seeking to amplify the voices and critical warnings of Indigenous communities around the world), few days go by that I am not presented with a thought or a story that I  crave to share globally.  


If you can,

please support

me and my work

by becoming making a donation or by becoming a


If you'd like, and can afford to contribute a dollar (or an amount of your choosing) to help me produce stories please get in touch for a one-time donation (mpadlewska@gmail.com) OR make monthly-contributions (from 3$ or more)

via Patreon - a platform that supports independent creators!



You chose an amount that you'd like to contribute monthly in order to allow creators, or unfunded journalists like myself, to get by and to keep producing. 

In my case, this becomes a form of income that will allow me to eat, to pay for the modest roof over my head, the electricity needed to charge my batteries, to cover fieldwork expenses and to keep working without the constant stress, struggles and consequences of having devoted one's life 

to a labour of love.

If you'd like to support my work, I invite you to click on this button for more information on how

you can help - every dollar goes a long way!





Wishing you all the very, VERY best,

- Maggie Padlewska -