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The Whole Tree Is Rotten – The reFRESH

Illustration by Aurélia Durand for her and FRESH speaker Jamia Wilson’s upcoming book This Book Is Feminist Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re discussing stolen land, reclaiming space, and the tireless fight for change. What we’re checking out… Nothing in this article is news, but Michael Harriot has provided the receipts all the same. Even […]

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A New Day, A Familiar Fight – The reFRESH

Art via the Women’s March Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re sweeping up the confetti, rolling up our sleeves, and getting back to work. What we’re checking out… This piece by Roxane Gay in The New York Times was written before we had a definitive answer in the election but still rings just as true about […]

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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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