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Change Is Coming – The reFRESH

Art by Molly Crabapple for The Intercept Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re diving beneath the surface on a few hot topics, finding out who really sits on the Iron Throne, and looking to the future with AOC. What we’re checking out… The work week started with sadness as the world watched the Notre Dame cathedral […]

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A reFRESHing 2018 Year In Review

Photo by Steven VanDesande Jr Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re looking back on a year of growth, triumphs, and new initiatives at FRESH. In June, we hosted our first-ever conference. FRESH: Live was a gathering of our speakers and special guests for a day of cutting-edge conversation about “the new” that we are seeing emerge […]

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Fighting Sexism Left, Right, and Center – The reFRESH

Photo via The Wing Written by Jackson Bird.  This week has been high on the sexism and misogyny scale so we’ve got a round up of the week’s worst and best moments for women. What we’re checking out… Among the most deflating news this week was Louis CK’s attempted return to the spotlight and what that […]

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Of Primary Importance – The reFRESH

James Yamasaki elections

Artwork by James Yamasaki Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re celebrating big primary wins, daydreaming about successful midterm elections, and remembering the work we have yet to do. What we’re checking out… Primary season is well under way as we head toward the November midterm elections in the U.S. and this year, more than ever, […]

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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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