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The Not Just Mother’s Day and the Air Jordan Intellectual — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Lisa Larson-Walker Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’ve got a celebration of non-traditional motherhood on Mother’s Day, the intellectual in Air Jordans, and a book club that won’t read anything with a female protagonist. What we’ve been checking out… This squad of badass diversity champions is tracking inclusion efforts in the tech industry […]

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Making Lemonade and what a “woman card” actually gets you — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Billboard Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing insight into the multiple layers of slayage that is Beyoncé, the literal price of a Black life, and all the “rewards” the “woman card” will get you. What we’ve been checking out… From her allusions to Yoruba culture to Black women dressed in white baptism […]

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Challenging Silicon Valley and our favorite troll — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Gap This week, we’re sharing tips on how to get your startup funded if you’re a female entrepreneur, The Gap’s blatant (and disgusting) use of tokenization in its most recent ad, and that moment when your mom becomes your online troll. What we’ve been checking out… Not all stories are promoted equally, but […]

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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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