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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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Commemorating Pride with Nia

July 2, 2021

During our #QueerYourPride campaign, Breakthrough uplifted the joy, determination and activism of the LGBTQIA+ communities with a Digital Quilt. By & For contributor Nia Asemota produced this beautiful artwork highlighting the essence of Pride Month. Nia sought to depict “the power of loving without limits” and she has done so successfully with 3 visible examples…

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Allies Promise by Caela Collins

July 1, 2021

I may not say all the right things. I won’t always be the first to know or understand.  I will never feel the true weight of your burdens or carry your individualistic fears.  But I will not abide by any pride that human nature has allowed to reside within me.  I won’t use loving words…

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Daddreaming by Caela Collins

June 17, 2021

I saw him standing there and wondered what he was thinking. I often wonder what runs through people’s minds when they stare into that blank abyss in the distance that lays before them. He could’ve been thinking something deep & meaningful like him thankfully combining through his blessings. His mind might’ve been wandering the concrete…

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Today is Juneteenth by Caela Collins

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth: A poem by By & For contributor, Caela Collins.

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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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