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Breakthrough is a global human rights organization driving the culture change we need to build a world in which all people live with dignity, equality, and respect. We do this using a potent mix of media, arts, and tech with an intersectional feminist approach.

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Cheyenne Leonard | Accessibility Advocate

November 3, 2021

Cheyenne is a Latina, former Junior Paralympian, actress/model, student, and accessibility advocate from the West Coast. Drawing from her mother’s unyielding support, she began to combat systemic injustices during her youth. When faced with a school district’s discriminatory policy that prevented her from participating in track and field, with the claim that her disability was…

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Summer | A Musician From Hawaii

November 1, 2021

Summer (she/her) is an Armenian, Japanese and Jewish musician from Hawaii who studied in a predominately white university. Being from Hawaii, where only 2% of the population is white and mainly comprises people of color, the transition to a primarily white university made Summer hyper-aware of racial inequality and white ignorance. Deciding to pursue a…

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Justice for Black Girls Means EveryBlackGirl 2021 Virtual Conference with Nakisha M. Lewis, 2021 Legacy Award Recipient

November 1, 2021

Justice for Black Girls in collaboration with EveryBlackGirl Inc, presented their 2021 Virtual conference on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Among those honored was Nakisha M. Lewis, with the 2021 Legacy Award.

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“Now I’m Free” by Caela Collins

October 27, 2021

BY CAELA COLLINS I want to leave. I want to shed this body like fall.  I want my mind to be freed and dance around like leaves drifting down to the autumn mosh pit. I want to go. I want to burn the burdens of my soul into ashes. I want my thoughts to hug…

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Eutalia | Filipina-American Artist

October 25, 2021

Eutalia is a proud Filipina-American that celebrates her culture through her artwork, “A lot of what I do includes my background as a Filipino-American and really just telling stories through charismatic women,” she says. Approaching stories with playful perspectives and vibrant color palettes, her art centers on bold and flirty women inspired by the women…

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