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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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Year of The Outspoken: A reFRESH of 2017

Art by Franziska Barczyk Written by Jackson Bird.  While we can’t wait for 2017 to be over, one good thing to come out of it was the silence breakers, resisters and rabble-rousers who spoke out for justice and equality. 2017 was the year of speaking up, refusing to stay in our lanes, reclaiming our time, and breaking […]

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The #MeToo Tipping Point

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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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One Year Later, And Fighting On

Art by Bmike Odums Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re applauding the brave people who continue to come forward against their abusers, celebrating a much-needed election night win, and keeping conference season fresh. What we’re checking out… The past couple of weeks have been an absolute roller coaster in the news cycle. It was a […]

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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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