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Nevertheless, She Persisted

If you watch or read the news you probably heard that Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the senate floor last night when she simply tried to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist from the 1960’s, and widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. Senator Warren …

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Silence Supports the Oppressor

This is a friendly reminder that if you see unjust things happening in the world, standing by silently may seem like a rational and pacifist option but that is not the case. Many people are either uninformed, in fear or unable to speak up to leaders or those in power. …

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For the Snowflakes

As many of you know the word, snowflake has been co-opted by the neo-nazi Trump fans and used as an insult towards people they don’t like. The idea they try to promote with this insult is that anyone who is liberal or democratic or progressive thinks they are “special” and …

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Victory Garden

Victory Gardens were vegetable gardens grown in people’s yards during WWI and WWII. People were encouraged to grow their own vegetables at home to help with the war effort because many of the men who traditionally worked the farmlands were at war.  Food wasn’t as available as it was during …

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Part of the Women's March in Chicago, as seen from the bridge in Grant Park over the Metra tracks near Michigan and Van Buren
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WIP Weekend: Forward, March!

Hello, yes, it is Tuesday and not the weekend! But it’s taken me this long to marvel at all the incredible creations assembled for the Women’s March on Saturday, to say nothing of all the other protests, marches, actions, and other events that have been happening of late. And of course, your …

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This.

Things are scary in the USA right now and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the constant barrage of executive orders and new laws soon to be affecting human rights and health particularly for women, but a few good activists have told me to keep just a few topics and …

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Truth is Powerful and It Prevails. ~ Sojourner Truth

“Truth is Powerful and It Prevails.” ~ Sojourner Truth Born into slavery and mother to 13 children (all but one sold to slavery) Sojourner Truth was an African American abolishionist and one of the first black women’s rights activists. She is best known for her speach, “Ain’t I Woman” in …

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3 Truths About Trumpism

Greetings from the Resistance! This week I found a video on twitter via Parker Molloy. It is expertly done in every way: script, illustration and voice. Its message is powerful and it is definitely something to share. 3 Truths About Trumpism The film was written by Ananya Roy and illustrated …

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