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Celebrity feminism and the white candidate’s burden — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via MTV News. Edited by Mara Meyers. This week, we’re reading about the “white candidate’s burden,” one of our speakers questions the rise of celebrity feminism, and a new documentary about the fight for equality in Nigeria. What we’ve been checking out… This white guy checked his white privilege and it made us want […]

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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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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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The Weekly reFRESH: SXSW’s boo-boo and examining ‘diversity’

This week, we’re sharing a new conference we love, disappointments in SXSW, and a hard look at the meaning of the word “diversity.” What we’ve been checking out… If no one can decide what “diversity” really means, we can’t expect to throw around the word and have good things magically happen. Check out this terrific […]

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