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White People, We Need To Do Better – The reFRESH

Photo via Euronews Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re holding white people accountable and reflecting on how we can be better progressives. What we’re checking out… FRESH Co-Founder Courtney Martin wrote an excellent piece this month for speaker Sarika Bansal’s magazine BRIGHT. The article, about the unfortunate trend of optics over genuine inclusion in white-led companies, kept whirring in our […]

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Changing Tides – The reFRESH

Art by Wolff Olins for She Should Run Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re spotlighting women running for office in 2018, acknowledging the work that needs to be done in media representation, and gearing up for the March For Our Lives. What we’re checking out… As midterm elections heat up, we continue to see a […]

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Making History

Official presidential portraits painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re calling for gun control reform again, basking in the glow of the Obamas’ new portraits, and celebrating a huge couple of weeks for our speakers. What we’re checking out… This week began with another tragic shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. […]

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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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Year of The Outspoken: A reFRESH of 2017

Art by Franziska Barczyk Written by Jackson Bird.  While we can’t wait for 2017 to be over, one good thing to come out of it was the silence breakers, resisters and rabble-rousers who spoke out for justice and equality. 2017 was the year of speaking up, refusing to stay in our lanes, reclaiming our time, and breaking […]

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