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We Won’t Back Down – The reFRESH

Art by Kimothy Joy Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re cleansing our brains from the horror show of the Senate Judiciary hearings by focusing on stories of empowered women and badass girls. What we’re checking out… Elle has a new column called Fired Up!, which explores women’s rage. We particularly enjoyed this recent piece by Mara Wilson […]

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Let Your Feminist Rage Roar

Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford being sworn in ahead of the Senate Judiciary Hearing, on the left. On the right, Judge Brett Kavanaugh shouting back at senators during the hearing.

Photos by Win McNamee Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re dedicating the reFRESH to our righteous feminist rage. What we’re checking out… The events of this week have been a particularly enraging time to be a feminist, but the Senate Judiciary Hearing on Thursday tipped our rage over the edge. It so bluntly illustrated the […]

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Keep Acting Against Inaction – The reFRESH

Photo by Bridget Arlene Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re taking action where our government won’t, remembering to keep news in context, and staying ever vigilant. What we’re checking out… Between Hurricane Florence’s arrival and gas explosions igniting over sixty homes in Massachusetts last night, the government is in for a real test of their […]

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Of Primary Importance – The reFRESH

James Yamasaki elections

Artwork by James Yamasaki Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re celebrating big primary wins, daydreaming about successful midterm elections, and remembering the work we have yet to do. What we’re checking out… Primary season is well under way as we head toward the November midterm elections in the U.S. and this year, more than ever, […]

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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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