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Feminism 101

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What is feminism? Feminism is a movement that advocates for gender equality. The goal of feminism is for all people to be treated equally. What differentiates feminism from other social movements is the focus on gender and how it relates to the oppression of women, as well as people with non-binary gender identities and expressions. Why does feminism matter? Sex…

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Suicide: Resources, How to help, What you can do

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6 Harmful Myths About Suicide We Need to Unlearn: “People Who Attempt Suicide Are Selfish” Commonly, when people attempt or die by suicide, we think about the affect it has on the people around them. The thing is that suicide is seldom about loved ones. It’s usually about being in such a painful space that you can’t begin to protect…

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Feminism & Race

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Racism is a feminist issue. Racism is a feminist issue –just as much as sexism, homophobia, and any other type of discrimination. Many newcomers to feminism don’t know this; many veterans forget about it. In battling for contraceptives, petitioning against politicians who don’t believe in a woman’s right to choose, arguing over the wage gap, and so many other urgent…

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Combatting Derailment Tactics

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Feminist Activism Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All Feminism isn’t a movement with one single goal, but rather, a series of movements dealing with different types of oppression across many identities. In fact, treating feminism as if it were only about women results in the deliberate erasure of women who are oppressed due to race, ethnicity, class, and/or sexual orientation, among many other identities,…

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A Graphic for Every Country in Africa

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People often refer to Africa as if it is a single country, ignoring the fact that Africa is a continent with 55 distinct countries. I created this series to use my design skills to emphasize every country in Africa and help others understand the uniqueness of each country. Below you’ll find thumbnails of all the graphics. Click them to see…

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Privilege 101

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What is Privilege? We can define privilege as a set of unearned benefits given to people who fit into a specific social group. Society grants privilege to people because of certain aspects of their identity. Aspects of a person’s identity can include race, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, geographical location, ability, and religion, to name a few. Privilege is the…

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Birth Control Methods

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The IUD (Non-hormonal) The IUD is a little, t-shaped piece of plastic that gets put in your uterus to mess with the way sperm can move and prevent them from fertilizing an egg. There’s one IUD without hormones: ParaGard. It’s made of plastic and a small amount of natural, safe copper. If you decide you want to get pregnant, you…

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