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Kids These Days – The reFRESH

Emma Gonzalez illustrated by Shering Snippets

Art by Shering Snippets Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re throwing our full support behind the students of Stoneman Douglas high school, calling for educational reform at every level, and looking to the future. What we’re checking out… It’s only been fifteen days since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but the […]

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Making History

Official presidential portraits painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re calling for gun control reform again, basking in the glow of the Obamas’ new portraits, and celebrating a huge couple of weeks for our speakers. What we’re checking out… This week began with another tragic shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. […]

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#BlackGirlMagic – The reFRESH

Art by r29unbothered Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re critiquing the State of the Union, celebrating #BlackGirlMagic, and giving thanks that January is Finally. Over. What we’re checking out… Janelle Monae gave a powerful speech at the Grammy’s last weekend, but strangely no one started insisting she run for president. President Trump gave a foreboding speech […]

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The #MeToo Tipping Point

aussalorens and badasscrossstitch

Art by BadassCrossStitch Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re keeping the momentum going with #MeToo, staying vigilant against Congress’ nefarious deeds, and trying to center uplifting stories where we can. What we’re checking out… Every day there’s a new high-profile man being outed as a sexual abuser and harasser. The Representation Project cut together a powerful […]

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#HimThough – The reFRESH

Photo via The Hindu 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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