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A Steadying Breath and a Step Forward – The reFRESH

Photo by Victor Garcia Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re taking a breather from the usual horrorshow of world news to focus (mostly) on the positive––including celebrating trailblazers and marveling at the beauty of the universe. What we’re checking out… There were some excellent firsts in the arts and entertainment world this week. Joy Harjo has […]

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With Liberty & Reproductive Justice For All – The reFRESH

Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re talking media representation, celebrating girl power, and standing strong in the face of ever-more bleak news. What we’re checking out… The world is on fire. Literally. But also figuratively. Extreme abortion laws are being passed in multiple states in an attempt to […]

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Shut Down For What? – The reFRESH

Photo via Politico Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re looking at the effects the longest shutdown in history is having on our nation and trying to keep positive without losing perspective. What we’re checking out… In addition to the National Parks, the TSA, and the FDA all being hit hard by the shutdown, we’re now hearing […]

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A reFRESHing 2018 Year In Review

Photo by Steven VanDesande Jr Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re looking back on a year of growth, triumphs, and new initiatives at FRESH. In June, we hosted our first-ever conference. FRESH: Live was a gathering of our speakers and special guests for a day of cutting-edge conversation about “the new” that we are seeing emerge […]

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White People, We Need To Do Better – The reFRESH

Photo via Euronews Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re holding white people accountable and reflecting on how we can be better progressives. What we’re checking out… FRESH Co-Founder Courtney Martin wrote an excellent piece this month for speaker Sarika Bansal’s magazine BRIGHT. The article, about the unfortunate trend of optics over genuine inclusion in white-led companies, kept whirring in our […]

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