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Righteous Bravery and How to Survive in America While Black — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Jonathan Bachman / Reuters Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re listening to a new podcast that flips the script on comedy, celebrating a special Emmy nomination, and learning about “righteous bravery.” What we’ve been checking out… This iconic image from a Baton Rouge protest embodies so much that the Black Lives Matter […]

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An Emotionally Historic Election — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via @lauraolin Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re thinking through alternative ways to achieve justice outside of our (broken) political justice system, the potential for a “universal basic income,” and grappling with the emotions of this historic election cycle. What we’ve been checking out… If you haven’t already read the letter that the Stanford […]

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Vulnerable Visibility and Why Girls Can’t Code — The Weekly reFRESH

"Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin."

This week, we’re crushing on Amandla Stenberg, listening to the best playlist to a book ever created, and learning about what trans people actually do in bathrooms. (Psst: what everyone else does.) What we’re reading/watching:  We could not be more obsessed with this #StarringConstanceWu hashtag that imagines the “Fresh Off The Boat” star in top Hollywood films. […]

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Long live Prince and PayPal’s panel faux pas — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via MTV Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re celebrating Prince’s legacy (and how it extends far beyond his music), why some aren’t celebrating putting Harriet Tubman on our $20 bill, and the irony of PayPal’s panel on gender inclusion. What we’ve been checking out… We’re not only mourning Prince’s music, but reflecting on the influence […]

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Culinary colonialism and #BlackGirlIsAVerb–The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing a new vernacular where Black girl is a verb, a question about who gets to lead the conversation on “culinary colonialism,”  and the limitations of visibility politics for trans* folks. What we’ve been checking out… These up-and-coming activists–all of whom boldly live their truths–inspire and excite us for the future. […]

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