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Written by Jackson Bird
This week we’re celebrating the first all-woman spacewalk, imagining a future run by women, and considering how our schedules affect our well-being.
What we’re checking out…
After an unfortunate mix-up with the spacesuits earlier this spring, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir led the first all-women spacewalk today to replace a failed power controller on the International Space Station.
Need more to satiate your women-in-space fix? Jessica Bennet interviewed Mary Robinette Kowal, author of the Lady Astronaut series, about the history of women astronauts for The New York Times.
Speaking of women running the world, this year the theme of the BBC’s 100 Women list is imagining what the future would look like if it were driven by women. Read the inspiring responses from these one hundred powerful women.
Feeling overwhelmed despite your hyper-organized schedule? There could be a philosophical reason behind it, writes Judith Shulevitz for The Atlantic.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, nonprofit ioby has implemented Civic Duty Days for its employees––five days of paid time off to participate in or recover from civic action like getting out the vote, joining protests, neighborhood volunteering, and more.
Our recommended quick read this week comes from Meredith Talusan in The New York Times discussing the power (and necessity) of celebrating your loved one’s transition, not grieving it.
And finally, our reFRESHing Talk of the Week is an oldie, but a goodie from Mae Jemison imploring us to consider the importance of teaching both arts and science in tandem.
The latest from our speakers…
Pat Mitchell’s book Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World came out this month! You can purchase your copy here.
Jamil Smith penned a powerful, moving obituary to Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Coming Soon: Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s latest exhibit, Community of Microbes, will open next week at Cooper Union’s Albert Nerken School of Engineering STEM Outreach.
Aisha Nyandoro has been at Ascend at the Aspen Institute (along with our co-founders Courtney Martin and Vanessa Valenti) discussing guaranteed income and her nonprofit Springboard [to Opportunities]. Read more from Aisha about her work on Aspen’s site.
Dena Simmons published a new paper on how to be an antiracist educator.
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