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This Is Not A One Day Movement – The Weekly reFRESH

The Weekly reFRESH is back, with all of the freshest updates, thinkers, and actions on our radar. We’d also like to introduce the newest addition to our team, Kara Crutcher, who’ll be joining us as our Speaker Coordinator. She will also be the editor of the reFRESH. (*Kara waves*) Let’s face it: It’s a been […]

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The power of hard data and the New American Dream — The Weekly reFRESH

Courtney Martin giving a TED talk

Pic via TED. This week, we’re watching/reading about what we can learn from our enemies, hard proof that Hollywood hasn’t changed, and a reinvention of The American Dream. What we’ve been checking out… Love this: A crew of 20 women scientists/superheroes teamed up to collect data on the lack of representation of female speakers in conferences […]

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Burkini beach parties and The Big Vagenda — The Weekly reFRESH

burkini beach party

Pic via. This week, we’re reading about pro-burkini beach parties, the woman taking the advertising industry to task, and the most meta of gender bias reporting.  What we’re checking out… As the Vagenda of Manocide meme gives women on the internet the best week ever, the real Vagenda is revealed as Women’s Equality Day becomes official today, […]

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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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