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Beyond thoughts and prayers – The reFRESH

Artwork by Wendy McNaughton Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re looking beyond thoughts and prayers to make real change, defending the right to protest, and practicing #NoBromo. What we’re checking out… On Monday morning, we awoke to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. As we worked through our grief, discourse proceeded […]

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Reclaiming Our Time – The reFRESH

Image via Women’s March. Artwork by Iman Geddy. Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re watching HRC share What Happened, learning about the larger impact of deportation, and reclaiming time for all women. What we’re checking out… The Emmy’s on Sunday were refreshingly dominated by people of color, women, and queer folks (if you haven’t watched […]

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Affirmative Infraction – The reFRESH

via Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re affirming the need for equal opportunities, fighting transphobia left and right, and trying out #SquadCare. What we’re checking out… Monday was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and Serena Williams wrote an incredible piece for Fortune about how we can work to solve the wage gap by speaking up about it. […]

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Women’s Right to Bare Arms – The reFRESH

Credit Anthony Martinez Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re celebrating #SleevelessFriday, thinking about the place of respectability politics against police brutality, and trying to keep cool in the heatwave that’s sweeping that nation – literally and figuratively. What we’re checking out… All eyes this week were on the U.S. Senate as it attempted (and failed) […]

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Don’t Let The Creeps Grind You Down – The reFRESH

Credit Mona Chalabi Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re talking about free speech, applauding #realjournalists, and dreaming of women truly ruling the world. What we’re checking out… July 4th was a good day to remind ourselves of what America was founded on: whiteness. Anna Sterling schools us. Speaking of white people on July 4th, NPR […]

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