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Words and ideas that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.
Image Credit: The New York Times

Image Credit: The New York Times

You're disillusioned. That's fine. Vote anyway: "We deserve politicians from all walks of life, not just the same old wealthy white heterosexual people who are overly represented in all branches of the government." (The New York Times)

Listen to Black women: "Listening to Black women and following their lead and their example is a habit shift that all people who call themselves feminists can benefit from." (Reading My Tea Leaves)

Chelsea Clinton on love trumping hate: "This is our country. It is what we make of it — what we accept and refuse to accept. What we resist and what we affirm." (Refinery 29

Stacey Abram's prescription for a maternal-health crisis: "Georgia is one of the riskiest places in the country for black women to have a child. That fact could make the difference in the governor's race." (The Atlantic)

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