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The Weekly reFRESH: Beyoncé’s formation and practical reparations

Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes a critical look at American football, Beyoncé’s Formation, and a practical start to reparations, one meal at a time. What we’ve been checking out… Want to solve income inequality? Equipay allows you and your friends to split the cost of a meal in accordance with gender and […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Unsung heroes and respectability politics

Photo by Jim Wilson, The New York Times. Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes a look at what we remember and forget from Black history, a digital space for self-care, and the collective brilliance that results from two of our FRESH crew sharing a stage. What we’ve been checking out… It’s important to […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Radical MLK and $1M for girl coders

Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes reflections on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a new name for your savings account, and a practical end to Silicon Valley’s well-documented diversity problems. What we’ve been checking out… Citing the “white privileged racism” of this all-white Oscars, Mark Ruffalo considered not attending. We think […]

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Introducing: The New Class

Modern day “thought leaders” are everywhere–we see their mugs on our televisions, their memes on our Facebook feeds, and witness their keynotes at the latest hot conference. Sometimes, it feels like you can’t escape the same ten faces. Best-selling books and having a boatload of Twitter followers is great, but are those really the only […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Sex ed letters, girl gamers, and our fangirl feminist dreams

In this week’s reFRESH we’ve got a series that has us in our pre-teen feels, a check on allyhood, and one conversation that fulfills all of our feminist fangirl dreams. What we’ve been checking out… The only black engineer in a leadership role leaves his position at Twitter and everyone’s left wondering how a company […]

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