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DEI Strategies You Can Incorporate at Work from Equity

The release of Minal Bopaiah’s succinct and informative guide, Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives is an important push for companies to re-evaluate their DE&I. Bopaiah seamlessly discusses DE&I, or IDEA as she refers to it (inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility) strategies if organizations truly want to integrate equity in their work culture.

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What A Happy Family Author Interview with Saumya Dave

Saumya Dave is writer, resident psychiatrist, and co-founder of thisisforHER, an organization that “improves mental health awareness and education for women and girls through unique art therapy group workshops.” Her debut novel, Well-Behaved Indian Women is a mother-daughter story about three generations of women focusing on identity, immigration, and relationships, and the medical field. Her

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Blog, Social Justice

How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month if you’re not Hispanic

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!!! National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. Observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was then expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on

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Book Review: Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity by Jill Louise Busby

Feminist Book Club does not shy away from discussing difficult topics, as evident not only from our business model but also from our numerous blog posts on social justice and our Educate and Activate series. Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity by Jill Louise Busby (also known for her online persona Jillsiblack) is a collection of

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Feminist Book Club Book Review: Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer by Jamie Figueroa

Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer is the debut novel of Jamie Figueroa. Her bio on her website states that she is “Boricua (Afro-Taíno) by way of Ohio and long-time resident of northern New Mexico.” Boricua is a person from Puerto Rico by birth or descent and the Taíno “were an Arawak people who were the indigenous

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Funeral for Flaca Author Interview with Emilly Prado

Emilly Giselle Prado is a writer, community organizer, and the Director of Youth Programs at Literary Arts in Portland, Oregon with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area and Michoacán, Mexico. She is the author of youth non-fiction title, Examining Assimilation. Her debut essay collection, Funeral for Flaca, is forthcoming with Future Tense Books on

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Blog, Educate and Activate, Social Justice

Are Middle Eastern People Really “White”?

Imagine you are filling out the census. You get to the “race” section and scan all the options. You feel confusion. You feel frustration. You feel exhaustion. There are many people in our world who feel this when trying to put their background physically into a box that may not accurately represent them. One group

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Interview with Jordyn Taylor, Founder of Vermillion Ink Press

Vermillion Ink Press is a literary multimedia collective and publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from underrepresented voices. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota , it seeks to “increase empathy, foster discussion, and cultivate community through the power of the written word.” The Feminist Book Club partnered with Vermilion Ink Press for December, 2020. Proudly BIPOC owned

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