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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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Using Indigenous Culture in Fashion is Not an Aesthetic, It’s Appropriation

May 19, 2021

Photography, fashion, and other creative media that incorporate elements of a culture that does not belong to us creates a divide.

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The Depression Came (Comic) by Anna Nguyen

May 19, 2021

This piece is first and foremost dedicated to Anna’s self-resilience and bravery as well as her friend Jilleen who helped “to rewrite the narrative Anna [I] was spinning about my depression and mental health.” Breakthrough seeks to share and uplift the works and experiences of BIPOC young adults navigating through all aspects of life. In…

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M.O.T.H.E.R. by Caela Collins

May 6, 2021

by Caela Collins (in dedication to my mother Valerie) Childhood Mother, mother there is no Other Together we share the same color Hair Even though there’s a lot of  Rules So what I think you’re cool!I Love You! Adulthood Most of all, I want to say thank-you. No matter how Overly elaborate the words of…

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Galactic Gaia: Earth Month Illustration by Kai Ibarra

April 27, 2021

This Earth Month 2021, we take inspiration from Kai Ibarra and their piece depicting goddess of the earth, Gaia. Selecting a muse was straightforward for Kai, “love goddesses and their stories of divinity, so Gaia, mother of Earth was who I thought of instantly.” Kai utilizes Gaia to highlight that ancestral knowledge may provide a…

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On The Boat in Victoria Harbor; A Comic by Anna Nguyen

April 23, 2021

Trigger Warning: This comic contains references to sexual assault and explores a survivor’s emotional journey. This piece is part of Breakthrough’s program By & For; An initiative to amplify the lived experiences of creative girls and gender non-conforming youth of color in authentic, nuanced, and respectful ways, and provide them with platforms to share their…

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