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The Not Just Mother’s Day and the Air Jordan Intellectual — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Lisa Larson-Walker Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’ve got a celebration of non-traditional motherhood on Mother’s Day, the intellectual in Air Jordans, and a book club that won’t read anything with a female protagonist. What we’ve been checking out… This squad of badass diversity champions is tracking inclusion efforts in the tech industry […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Beyoncé’s formation and practical reparations

Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes a critical look at American football, Beyoncé’s Formation, and a practical start to reparations, one meal at a time. What we’ve been checking out… Want to solve income inequality? Equipay allows you and your friends to split the cost of a meal in accordance with gender and […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Unsung heroes and respectability politics

Photo by Jim Wilson, The New York Times. Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes a look at what we remember and forget from Black history, a digital space for self-care, and the collective brilliance that results from two of our FRESH crew sharing a stage. What we’ve been checking out… It’s important to […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: The problem with “diversity”

Edited by Mara Meyers Following the rise of the #OscarSoWhite hashtag, this week’s reFRESH focuses on a highly discussed – and critiqued – word this week: diversity. We’ve also got a hard look at sexual assault coverage in the media, and a take on Macklemore’s new song on privilege. What we’ve been checking out… Ava […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Radical MLK and $1M for girl coders

Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes reflections on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a new name for your savings account, and a practical end to Silicon Valley’s well-documented diversity problems. What we’ve been checking out… Citing the “white privileged racism” of this all-white Oscars, Mark Ruffalo considered not attending. We think […]

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