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The Weekly reFRESH: Unsung heroes and respectability politics

Photo by Jim Wilson, The New York Times. Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes a look at what we remember and forget from Black history, a digital space for self-care, and the collective brilliance that results from two of our FRESH crew sharing a stage. What we’ve been checking out… It’s important to […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Trolls we love and undoing the pale male event

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’ve got practical ways to plan an all-inclusive event, double standards on freedom of speech, and our first (and only) favorite troll. What we’ve been checking out… Meet the 2016 TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak, AKA the feminist Indiana Jones, who is an innovator, protector of ancient wisdom, and […]

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The Weekly ReFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes a critical look at Amber Rose’s slut walk, lessons from the best TED spoofs, and the history of the first computer programer who gleamed this title over 100 years before computers were even invented. This week also marked our one-year anniversary and we celebrated by launching a […]

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The Weekly ReFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers In this week’s edition we’ve got, a trip back to Ferguson on the anniversary of Mike Brown’s death, the awkward position of justifying one’s own blackness, and how anti street harassment work values men’s emotions over true empathy. What we’ve been checking out… Public speaking is America’s number one fear, coming […]

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The Weekly ReFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’ve got lasting thoughts and actions from the tragic shooting in Charleston, a hilarious video flipping the gender equation in Hollywood, and a big step towards equality from the Supreme Court. What we’ve been checking out… The Supreme Court just ruled that same sex couples can get married anywhere […]

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