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Taking Back Our Power: A Voice from the HarperCollins Strike

If you are following the news of the publishing world, you probably know about the HarperCollins strike happening. The HarperCollins’s union was created over 60 years ago to ensure fair pay, benefits, workers’ rights, and job security. The union voted overwhelmingly to go on strike, and the strike began on November 10th, 2022. Finally, on […]

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(Non-Performative) Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson assigned the second week of February as Negro History Week and encouraged educators to dedicate that week to teaching their students Black history. In 1976, years after Woodson’s death, it became what is now recognized as Black History Month, which spans through the entire month of February. Black History

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Our Red Book and the Power in Our Period Stories

For over eight years, I didn’t menstruate. First, because I was pregnant. And then, because I got an IUD. Lemme tell you, I loved having that IUD. Suddenly, I no longer had to deal with heavy flows, heavy cramps, and poop problems. Period? What period? Sure, I was completely disconnected from the inner workings of

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War on the Wage Gap: US Women’s Soccer Team Case

With the recent FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar, a tournament filled with fraud, homophobia, and discrimination, it felt timely to discuss a win in the sports world that positively impacts female players – the US Women’s Soccer Team achieving equal pay to the Men’s team. Historically, there has been an extreme wage gap between

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The ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ for When Someone Comes Out to You

So, someone has recently come out to you. Or maybe you suspect someone will in the near future. Or maybe you just like reading blog posts about hypothetical situations that do not and will never apply to you. Whatever brought you here, welcome! I’m happy to help. Coming out can be a daunting process that

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Why We Should Be Concerned About Fast Fashion

Clothing retailers born in the Instagram era face a unique problem: how to create timely items while remaining profitable. Enter “fast fashion,” which aims to sell trendy items at low prices. But these items come with a significant cost to the environment, labor movements, and small businesses. Without singling out any brands, many fast fashion

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Book Review: They Said They Wanted Revolution by Neda Toloui-Semnani

Neda Toloui-Semnani has had anything but a normal life Neda’s parents, Farahnaz Ebrahimi and Faramarz Toloui-Semnani, were vocal and enraged activists fighting to instill a revolution in Iran and shift the power back to the people rather than a monarchy under the Shah. Their work was primarily done in the United States, but they made

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