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In With The New – The reFRESH

FRESH Live presents In With the New

Art by Jessi Arrington Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re celebrating the launch of our first-ever conference “FRESH Live: In With The New” and spotlighting people and organizations who exemplify “the new” that we’re seeing emerge today. On June 5, 2018 in New York City, we’ll gather our speakers and special guests for our first-ever […]

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#BlackGirlMagic – The reFRESH

Art by r29unbothered Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re critiquing the State of the Union, celebrating #BlackGirlMagic, and giving thanks that January is Finally. Over. What we’re checking out… Janelle Monae gave a powerful speech at the Grammy’s last weekend, but strangely no one started insisting she run for president. President Trump gave a foreboding speech […]

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The #MeToo Tipping Point

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Art by BadassCrossStitch Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re keeping the momentum going with #MeToo, staying vigilant against Congress’ nefarious deeds, and trying to center uplifting stories where we can. What we’re checking out… Every day there’s a new high-profile man being outed as a sexual abuser and harasser. The Representation Project cut together a powerful […]

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Beyond thoughts and prayers – The reFRESH

Artwork by Wendy McNaughton Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re looking beyond thoughts and prayers to make real change, defending the right to protest, and practicing #NoBromo. What we’re checking out… On Monday morning, we awoke to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. As we worked through our grief, discourse proceeded […]

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Reclaiming Our Time – The reFRESH

Image via Women’s March. Artwork by Iman Geddy. Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re watching HRC share What Happened, learning about the larger impact of deportation, and reclaiming time for all women. What we’re checking out… The Emmy’s on Sunday were refreshingly dominated by people of color, women, and queer folks (if you haven’t watched […]

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