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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams on How Our Choices Shape the World, Animated
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams on How Our Choices Shape the World, Animated

“Every single thing you do is politics, because the interaction of human beings is politics writ large.”

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Pete Seeger on Combinatorial Creativity, Originality, Equality, and the Art of Dot-Connecting
Pete Seeger on Combinatorial Creativity, Originality, Equality, and the Art of Dot-Connecting

“All of us, we’re links in a chain. And if we do our job right, there will be many, many links to come.”

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Edie Windsor, Patron Saint of Modern Love
Edie Windsor, Patron Saint of Modern Love

“The more we see each other, the more we love what we see.”

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Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking and the Shared Dignity of Giving and Receiving
Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking and the Shared Dignity of Giving and Receiving

“When we really see each other, we want to help each other.”

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Anti-Suffragette Postcards from the Early 20th Century
Anti-Suffragette Postcards from the Early 20th Century

A brief pictorial history of socially sanctioned sexism.

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Eve Ensler on How Trauma Makes Us Leave Our Bodies and Disconnect from Ourselves
Eve Ensler on How Trauma Makes Us Leave Our Bodies and Disconnect from Ourselves

“Many of us have left our bodies — we’re not embodied creatures, we’re not living inside our own muscles and cells and sinews.”

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May 9, 1933: Helen Keller’s Searing Letter to the Nazis About Censorship and the Inextinguishable Freedom of Ideas
May 9, 1933: Helen Keller’s Searing Letter to the Nazis About Censorship and the Inextinguishable Freedom of Ideas

“You can burn my books… but the ideas in them have seeped through a million channels and will continue to quicken other minds.”

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After Stonewall: The First-Ever Pride Parades, In Vintage Photos
After Stonewall: The First-Ever Pride Parades, In Vintage Photos

“There were no openly gay policemen, public school teachers, doctors, or lawyers.”

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The Feminine Mystique Half a Century Later
The Feminine Mystique Half a Century Later

How Betty Friedan “pulled the trigger on history” and awakened women to the freedom to question what it means to live a full life.

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The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves
The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves

Lessons in the art of embracing identity from some of today’s most celebrated authors.

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