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On Victories & Accountability – The reFRESH

Image via Undistracted Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re acknowledging the hard-fought victories that were won this week and examining the path forward after Wednesday’s storm on the US Capitol. What we’re checking out… Hours before the attempted coup at the US Capitol, millions of people woke up on the morning of the sixth with […]

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Gratitude Through Acknowledgment – The reFRESH

Art by @artbyciara for the All My Relations podcast Written by Jackson Bird In this special early edition of the reFRESH, we’re acknowledging the complexity and heaviness of this week’s holidays, and of the year overall, but finding strength in shared narratives. What we’re checking out… While every day is a good day to practice being a […]

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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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2020’s Scariest Costume: Voter Suppression – The reFRESH

Art by @niabydesign Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re continuing to raise the alarm about the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, shining a light on people with intersecting identities that are often overlooked, and preparing for the U.S. general election with a few deep breaths. What we’re checking out… Election Day […]

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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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