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Pride: Back To Its Roots – The reFRESH

Pride liberation flag with a banner saying "Pride is a protest." Illustrated by eesxop, Eva.

Art by Eva (@eesxop) Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re shining a light on a very unique Pride Month and reflecting on the ways in which present circumstances have brought Pride closer to its original spirit. What we’re checking out George M. Johnson explains the radical history of Pride, why this year looks far more […]

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Now Is Not The Time For Complacency – The reFRESH

Image by GirlTrek Written by Jackson Bird As we end this very painful week, we’re using this newsletter to uplift black voices and share anti-racism resources. What we’re checking out… Bridget Read spoke with five young people who have been protesting in Minneapolis about this inflection point, and how police brutality poses a bigger threat to […]

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Getting On and Getting By – The reFRESH

Art by Foxanne Designs Written by Jackson Bird This week, reflecting on divisions and double standards, sitting with our emotions, and taking time to connect. What we’re checking out… As cities around the world experiment with reopening, a battle is simmering throughout the nation. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes about the class divide being thrust into an ever […]

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The Workplace Is Political – The reFRESH

Image via HR Magazine Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re back to work for the new year, and back to asking how we can make work better for all people. What we’re checking out… Despite the mostly-welcome rain earlier this week, the bushfire crisis in Australia remains critical. The Equality Institute has a comprehensive list […]

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This Newsletter Is Biased– The reFRESH

Image via Atlassian Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re talking bias, hypocrisy, and stereotypes––both from humans and from robots. What we’re checking out… The public impeachment hearings started this week and they’re a lot so we’re just going to direct you to Dan Sinker’s impeachment.fyi where you can get a daily rundown without getting lost […]

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