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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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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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We fight for a liberated future

April 23, 2021

Dear friends, There is so much to unpack, so much we want to express and don’t have the words to say, knowing that sometimes words just are not enough.  Almost a year has passed since the murder of George Floyd. Almost a year until reaching the final verdict: Derek Chauvin. Guilty. On three counts. Still,…

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Introducing By & For Featured Writer: Caela Collins:

April 22, 2021

Caela Collins’ is a young writer and contributor to By & For. Her piece most recent piece, Tree Girl’s Budding Thoughts combines her love and appreciation of nature with the personal journey she has taken in young adulthood thus far. Collins uses this opportunity to discuss the views of a tree suddenly transformed into a…

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