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The Power in Keeping It Personal – The reFRESH

Art by Caitlin Blunnie Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re highlighting personal stories on vital issues facing our nation as a reminder that the personal is political, and each of us has the power to make a difference. What we’re checking out… ICYMI Megan Thee Stallion wrote an incredible op-ed on Black feminism for The New […]

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Big Dreams, Baby Steps – The reFRESH

Art by @thestitchdispensary Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re contemplating the deep, root causes of systemic inequity while taking small, personal steps to stay energized in the fight. What we’re checking out Last week saw the passing of two heroes of activism: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian. We can honor their memories by continuing the […]

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Making the Rest of 2020 Count – The reFRESH

“Stronger Than Ever” art by Dia Pacheco Written by Jackson Bird As we pass the halfway mark of 2020, we’re reflecting on what our present means for our future and taking a look at what actions will take us to a better tomorrow. What we’re checking out As calls to defund the police continue and some […]

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Keep the Fire Going – The reFRESH

Photo by Representative Alma S. Adams Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re focused on keeping up the fight for long-term change. What we’re checking out… There are some ways that this wave of protests feels different than before and others in which it feels like we’ve been here so many times and never seen the […]

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No More White Dudes Month – The reFRESH

Art by Vidushi Yadav for Plan International Written by Jackson Bird It’s been a week, y’all. This week is International Women’s Day and the kickoff of Women’s History Month, and there have been lots to celebrate — and to mourn. Also, we’re officially over old white dudes dominating our history and our politics. What we’re checking out… In celebration of Women’s History […]

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