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  1. Reasons to be Cheerful

    Reasons to be Cheerful is an editorial project dedicated to “stories of hope, rooted in evidence.” A project spearheaded by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame, Reasons to be Cheerful reports stories that “balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope.”

    Commentary
  2. Ericka Hart

    Ericka Hart is an activist and sexuality educator. “Diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in May 2014 at the age of 28, she realized that neither her identity as a queer black femme, nor her sex life as a survivor, was featured prominently in her treatment.” So she went topless in public, showing her scars “to […]

    Diversity
    Photo via Ericka Hart
  3. Out in Tech Site Spotlight: The Gets My Goat Project in the Dominican Republic

    The Gets My Goat project in the Dominican Republic educates marginalized youth in dairy farm management and empowers them to become agents of change in their own community.

    Animals
    Photo by Ruel Madelo
  4. Global Climate Strike

    “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it.” From September 20-27, millions of people around the world will take to the streets and stand up to the fossil fuel industry. Read more about the strike and how to find an event near you.

    Commentary
  5. Surfers Against Sewage

    “One marine mammal or sea bird dies every 30 seconds due to plastic pollution.” Surfers Against Sewage is an environmental charity focused on tackling plastic pollution and protecting the U.K.’s coastline.

    Environment
    Photo by Emiliano Arano from Pexels
  6. Barrel Bag

    Barrel Bag, an organization founded by Northern California high school student Tucker Grooms, produces a compact, washable mesh bag made from recycled plastic bottles so beachcombers can pick up plastic and trash along shorelines around the world.

    Environment
    Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels
  7. Riding Up Front

    Riding Up Front shares everyday stories from drivers and passengers of Uber, Lyft, and taxi rides to raise awareness of immigrant rights in the U.S. Stories are illustrated by artists all over the world.

    Art
  8. dapperQ

    DapperQ is a queer style magazine. “We inspire people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations to think differently about both queer fashion and beauty as art and visual activism, and ultimately have a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with style.”

    Fashion
  9. The Cleanest Line

    The Cleanest Line, the official blog of Patagonia, focuses on outdoor sports and gear, environmental activism, corporate social responsibility, and more. Its goal is to further Patagonia’s mission by encouraging dialogue about issues it cares about.

    Commentary
  10. But neither are you free to desist from it.

    “If the hill is civil rights, if the hill is justice, if the hill is moral goodness or righteousness or whatever you personally call that, then the child that is the United States started pulling the sled up the hill in the late eighteenth century. And we didn’t start near the top.”

    Current Events
  11. Draw The Line: Bringing Comic Artists Together to Effect Positive Political Change

    The founder of the Draw The Line comics site talks about how the project expanded into a global effort.

    Art
    Dig deeper: have conversations that help you understand opposite points of view. Illustration by Draw The Line artist Rakel Stammer.
  12. World Vision: No Child For Sale

    World Vision’s “No Child For Sale” campaign aims to educate Canadian consumers about child labor being used within the supply chain.

    Education
  13. Photos from Bangladesh: A Campaign with World Vision Canada

    Photographer Sophia Hsin uses her camera to speak out against child labor: “Now that I know about these things, it seems quite foolish to stay silent.”

    Education
    Photo by Sophia Hsin
  14. Black Lives Matter

    Learn about the history of the Black Lives Matter movement and how to get involved at its official site.

    Current Events
  15. 500 Pens

    500 Pens is a coalition of writers and photographers covering social justice, activism, and advocacy efforts.

    Diversity