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Bedtime Stories About Race & Social Justice 
"So what do we tell our children? How do we talk about race and social justice with kids? As a white parent, I know I’ve been afraid that I’ll fumble the task." (Reading My Tea Leaves)

We're Reading With Her
"I don’t know whether Hillary Clinton’s previous books were good or bad. I didn’t read them, because I assumed they were normal politician-books. But What Happened is not a standard work of this genre. It’s interesting; it’s worth reading; and it sets out questions that the press, in particular, has not done enough to face." (The Atlantic)

From sex object to gritty woman: “Stock photos — generic images that appear in places like ads, billboards, magazines and blogs — reflect the culture at a moment in time.” (The New York Times)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on how to write and how to read: “When it’s difficult, what keeps me going is the possibility of joy.” (Literary Hub)

Remembering Edith Windsor: “She lawyered up, she fought, she won, and she paved the way for legal gay marriage in every state.” (Vogue)

Do artists and designer have an obligation to be political?: “Everything that we, as culture producers, create is cultural data that others consume. Regardless of a maker’s intentions, art is political once it is available to any audience.” (Design Sponge)

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"Refusing to buy something you don’t need and using everything you already own are the most impactful environmental acts."

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Sleep: Uncovered - Zen Mamas Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen on sleeping, dreaming, and wind-down rituals while pregnant and postpartum

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Dear Taurus: Sometimes disagreement brings out the worst in people, but this month it is the impetus for real change - not because you engage in the head-butting but because it motivates you to actually do something about what's causing it.

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Child's Pose: How To Become A Learner

"So how to become a Learner at work? Stop identifying by our skillsets, for starters. It is our being – our perspective and creativity – that is most valuable."

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Anti-racism is a state of being, and more importantly, a state of doing. So, what are you doing?

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Sleep: Uncovered -How Heidi Lender Handled Her "Sleep Demons" and Started To Recall Her Dreams

Welcome to Sleep: Uncovered - a new series where contributor, Stephanie Gailing, explores sleep and dream habits with women across the globe.

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Social Justice & Climate Action: A Conversation With Ashley Engle On Why You Cannot Separate The Two and How You Can Help Combat Them Both

"My advice to anyone wanting to stand up for Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) and our future generations: Start where you are because the frontlines are truly everywhere!"