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#YouDo: Why I decided to spend November thanking the women who’ve inspired me.

Image collage by Good Media Group/Original Images via Sally Susman/LinkedIn When the #MeToo movement broke just over a year ago, I was gutted. It was startling to see men I’d admired revealed as predators and heartbreaking to learn of so many women who had suffered unwanted sexual advances and endured harassment in the workplace. I […]

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Only 10 states require consent lessons in sex ed. A 12-year-old girl made it happen in Maryland.

Maeve Sanford-Kelly started the fight to include consent in sex ed classes when she was 12. That’s right, 12. In 2016, news stories of sexual assaulters like Brock Turner and Bill Cosby dominated the headlines, and the infamous recording of our current President bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy” was made public. The #MeToo […]

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When her nursing plans got derailed, help from people like you changed everything.

Linda Ruggiero was in nursing school when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. As a result, she almost gave up on her dream. Linda Ruggiero and her mom. Photo courtesy of Linda Ruggiero. Ruggiero, who was changing careers, needed her mom to help her pay for nursing school. But the diagnosis changed everything. Not only […]

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We share everything on social media. Why not use your social power to make a difference?

We share so much happiness on social media. Photo courtesy of CaringCrowd. Whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, or a graduation, we’ve always got the camera ready to shoot pics and video for an epic Snapchat or Instagram story. We like, comment on and share the successes of others. And we love to share what […]

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Christine Blasey Ford speaks out for the first time about the threats she and her family have faced.

GoFundMe It has been nearly two months since Christine Blasey Ford appeared before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to publicly testify on her claim that she was sexually assaulted by now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In today’s political media environment, it feels like a lifetime. Since then, America went through a historic 2018 midterm election […]

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Banned CNN reporter is back at the White House in a major victory for freedom of the press.

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Jim Acosta isn’t the best or most important journalist in the world. But his personal feud with President Trump proved to be another vital stress test for democracy as this White House continues to stretch the historic norms that have guided America. Instead of reporting the news, Acosta himself became […]

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TOMS founder makes an emotional announcement pledging $5 million to tackle gun violence.

TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie made a record-breaking announcement on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. TOMS, the shoe brand made famous for its buy one, give one business model, is taking its giving to the next level. Founder Blake Mycoskie is taking on the issue of gun violence, and supporting grassroots efforts to quell America’s […]

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I used a high-school debate on abortion to talk about political intolerance. Guess how people reacted?

Photo by Paul Faith/Getty Images​. The other week, I wrote an article about debating “pro-life” in high school. I was then—and continue to be—passionately pro-choice. But my political stance isn’t the point—the piece was about the effect of the class’s conduct. I expressed an unpopular point of view and was yelled at, mocked, and—for a […]

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‘Speechless’ isn’t just a good show. It’s the first to speak directly to people like me living with cerebral palsy.

Maury Phillips/Getty Images for Special Needs Network It’s hard to find common ground in today’s whirlwind of news and chaos. It has become even harder to balance personal choices about things like identity and other core values. It’s everywhere we turn. That’s all the more reason why we all must find a temporary escape – […]

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This vet surprised everyone after his Mom turned him into an accidental poster boy for the #HimToo movement.

Twitter If you were on Twitter on Monday you may have seen an incredibly popular meme going around mocking supporters of the #HimToo movement, which claims that men have stopped dating out of fear of facing a false accusation of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era. Yes, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. One tweet […]

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