Our Mission


knell /nel/ (verb) to proclaim or summon by, or as if by, a bell.

The Knell is the sound of a new type of network. Our social video platform showcases traditionally underrepresented voices* and creators that support diversity in front of and behind the camera.

"Diversity and inclusion" aren’t just buzzwords—they’re our mission—strengthening storytelling, and encouraging broader perspectives of creativity and collaboration.

From Honoré Daumier to Thomas Nast, artists have often played an important role in social and political change. Our current times are no exception.

While civil liberties are being trampled and diversity and inclusion dismissed as “political correctness,” the time is now for The Knell.

*women, people of color, LGBTQ


Terry Biddle, Founder/CEO

Terry Biddle is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, type designer, writer and humorist. Terry draws from a background in fine art, film production, writing, and comedy performance. Terry has studied and performed at the DC ImprovThe PIT NYC, and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Terry has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Radio/TV/Film) from Howard University and a Master of Science in Communications Design from The Pratt Institute.

Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Terry resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and toy poodle. Additional information can be found at his personal website.

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Isaiah Headen, CCO (Chief Content Officer)

With sketch comedy videos, fashion films, and night photography in his back pocket, Isaiah Headen is The Knell’s Chief Content Officer. Whether creating media or consuming it, Isaiah has a voracious appetite for great content: at any given time of day, he is either directing, producing, filming, or editing a video; all the other times he’s watching one. Isaiah has a film degree from American University and calls Washington, D.C. home. 

Personal website