FRESH Crush of the Week: Radical Brownies

Image via the Radical Brownies Facebook page. Now this is awesome. An Oakland-based brownies troop, Radical Brownies represents one kind of next generation leadership that we’re really excited to see. Via Jorge Rivas at Fusion:  [Anayvette] Martinez, a community organizer, created the Radical Brownies with Marilyn Hollinquest because “there aren’t enough spaces [for young girls of […]

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5 Commitments Event Organizers Can Make in 2015

The way we organize conferences is changing in large ways and small. Needless to say, our team at FRESH couldn’t be more excited; to us, there’s nothing more, dare we say, “refreshing” than when event organizers think outside of the traditional conference box and deviate from the status quo. Here are five suggestions for 2015 on how event organizers can craft an […]

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10 Refreshing Moments of 2014

One of the most profound things one can witness is the power of another human being boldly speaking out–whether that be on a national stage, or in the middle of the street. Reflecting back on 2014, the world has had much to celebrate, mourn, and protest. We’d like to give recognition to some of the […]

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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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