#HimThough – The reFRESH

Image by Liz Plank Written by Jackson Bird.  We celebrated our third birthday this week! We want to give a big thanks all of our speakers, reFRESH readers, and collaborators who support our work. Here’s to many more years fighting for inclusion of more diverse voices in public spaces. And speaking of… What we’re checking out… […]

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Beyond thoughts and prayers – The reFRESH

Artwork by Wendy McNaughton Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re looking beyond thoughts and prayers to make real change, defending the right to protest, and practicing #NoBromo. What we’re checking out… On Monday morning, we awoke to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. As we worked through our grief, discourse proceeded […]

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Reclaiming Our Time – The reFRESH

Image via Women’s March. Artwork by Iman Geddy. Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re watching HRC share What Happened, learning about the larger impact of deportation, and reclaiming time for all women. What we’re checking out… The Emmy’s on Sunday were refreshingly dominated by people of color, women, and queer folks (if you haven’t watched […]

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Monumental Terrorism

Source: AP Photos / Shay Horse Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re dedicating the reFRESH to commentary on Charlottesville, the history of racism in America, and what we can do moving forward. What we’re checking out… Alan Zimmerman, the president of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, shares an eye-opening, but hopeful account of what it […]

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Affirmative Infraction – The reFRESH

via Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re affirming the need for equal opportunities, fighting transphobia left and right, and trying out #SquadCare. What we’re checking out… Monday was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and Serena Williams wrote an incredible piece for Fortune about how we can work to solve the wage gap by speaking up about it. […]

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