On Rolling Stone & doubting victims

You’ve probably heard about the retraction that Rolling Stone issued on its UVA rape story. Our own Zerlina Maxwell was on Melissa Harris-Perry this weekend to talk about the need for rape victims to be believed, following a Washington Post piece she wrote on the issue. Check it out.  

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When making it to 40 is a privilege

Rainbow flag with man wearing shit that says, "crush hate"

Image by Laurea Fletcher. This is a guest post by FRESH speaker Bisi Alimi.  It was the summer of 2014, I was seating in a boardroom, with the air condition on and I was inside sweating. It was a blazing heat outside in the heat of summer London. That day I was waiting for the […]

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When men call out sexism

If you haven’t yet heard about the news broadcaster who wore the same suit for a year to prove a point about sexism, you must:  Karl Stefanovic is an Australian TV personality, co-host of Aussie morning news show Today. His co-presenter Lisa Wilkinson constantly faces criticism and generally unsolicited fashion advice from viewers. Frustrated with […]

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The One Thing You Should Never Do When You Are Public Speaking

FRESH Speaker Tiffany Dufu is Tiffany Dufu on stage – and no one else. We’ve been to our share of public speaking trainings. There’s usually some awkward hypothetical assignment and a fair share of jargon thrown around (hit! bridge! sparkle!). You feel like you’re going to pee your pants. You don’t know what to do with your hands. […]

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Web Summit: Where white guys speak

Behold, reason #439,241 why we exist. Yesterday was the last day of  Web Summit, an international tech conference that prides itself as “one of the most influential” tech events in the world. You can’t help believing them, considering they garnered over 22,000 attendees in Dublin this year, including big names like DropBox founder Drew Houston and celebrity guest, Bono. […]

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