The Weekly reFRESH: Serena The Great and The Invisible Man

December 18, 2015

Edited by Mara Meyers

This week we’re sharing an incredible essay on partnership, a new exciting publication on Medium, and why no level of racism will ever strip Serena Williams of her greatness.

What we’ve been checking out…

As most millennials try to find a “work-life-balance” we can’t forget that this a struggle only the privileged can experience.

Vogue tries to jump on the inclusion train now that diversity is trending and kinda cool.

Fitzgibbon Media, one of DC’s most prominent progressive PR firms, has shut down due to sexual assault and harassment allegations against the company’s president.

This beautiful essay on partnership shows us all the ways women quietly carry the weight in relationships.

The treatment and death of Freddie Gray is more than just a crime, it’s an emblem of Baltimore’s long history of institutional failures.

Must-read: An unbelievable story of rape.

A big win in diversity for tech: The Knight Foundation invests $1.2 million in Code 2040, an org that’s creating opportunities for black and Latino folks in tech.

The latest from our speakers…

Yes! Mychal Denzel Smith’s forthcoming book, Invisible Man, Got The Whole World Watching, is available for pre-order. Also, check out his latest on Spike Lee’s new film.

The final episode of Latoya Peterson’s web series Girl Gamers is officially out. You don’t want to miss the series that, for the first time, is quite literally passing the mic to female gamers.

The fact that we’re even having to defend Serena Williams’ accomplishments against those of a horse proves just how ridiculously low American racism can go. Brittney Cooper illuminates in her latest for Salon.

Major congrats to Samhita Mukhopadhyay, who will be taking over as the new editorial director for Mic’s identities section.

Sarika Bansal and Medium are launching a new publication, The Development Set, that will facilitate conversations around global development, and philanthropy. You can also read Sarika’s musings on the man that inspired her philosophy on giving.

And finally we some (long overdue) justice for women of color is served. Julie Zeilinger explains why the Daniel Holtzclaw case victory is so important.

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