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Artist’s Comic Honors Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 13, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: This article and comic mentions thoughts of suicide and depression Anna Nguyen (she/her) is a young Chinese/Vietnamese American artist, member of Breakthrough’s program, By & For, and monthly contributor to Mixed Mag. She uses art as an outlet to speak about the intersection of social justice and mental health and transforming her personal…

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The Increase of Racial Profiling Of Muslims After 9/11

September 11, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: This story mentions law enforcement and racism After September 11 2001, there was an uptick in racial profiling across America, including the African American, Latino, Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities. As part of our campaign, Restoring Fairness, we documented stories from those experiencing injustices in the United States of America, including Kurdish-American,…

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Hum@n L!teracy | International Literacy Day

September 7, 2021

Hum@n L!teracy by Caela Collins She learned to read people long before she earned a credible amount of literacy skills to properly read a book. The curvature of everyone’s lips as they ricochet off one another turns out phrases like turned chapter pages. Disconnected FaceTime calls from failed WiFi systems leave you gasping at the…

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Filipina-American Artist Celebrates Her Culture Through Matisse-Esque Art

August 31, 2021

Meet Eutalia De la Paz (she/her); member of By & For, a featured storyteller in Our Stories In Vivid Color, and artist. 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…

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Muslim Writer, Najma Hashi, Combats Negative Stereotypes in Media

August 20, 2021

Najma Hashi (she/her) is a member of By & For, writer, and curator of the blog Representation Matters, which is inspired by her experience as a Muslim woman and advocates for better representation of BIPOC folks in media. Recently, Najma created an e-book that explores how media can shift people’s perceptions on a large scale…

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