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Heroism is not a leadership model social movements should adopt

Heroism within social justice campaign movements is an entrenched ideology and leadership model my generation seems to have unconsciously inherited from male-led and male dominated campaigns. We urgently need to rethink this model as the only way to campaign and to lead. If we are going to make any real impact in our lifetime we must […]

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Mila Kunis is #UPP

#BadMoms and #That70sShow Actress #milakunis is #UPP #Mila penned a powerful essay about #genderbias and #sexism in #hollywood #UsingyourPlatformPositively You’ll Never Work In This Town Again… “If this is happening to me, it is happening more aggressively to women everywhere.” “You’ll never work in this town again.” A cliché to be sure, but also what […]

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It’s Sunday so that means it’s time for another #sundayshoutout! Our second #Shoutout goes to @theinclusivefeminist who have an informative, funny and real page highlighting the importance of #intersectionalfeminism and sharing the struggles non-white women face. Thank you @theinclusivefeminist! #UsingyourPlatformPositively #UPP #intersectionalfeminist #racism #feminism #equality #women #woc #diversity #rolemodel #whiteness #taylorswift #AmySchumer #lenadunham #chloegracemoretz #emmawatson

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October is also #domesticviolenceawareness A few celebrities like #halleberry #WendyWilliams & #tarajiphenson are using their platform to raise awareness. #UsingyourPlatformPositively #Repost @halleberry with @repostapp ・・・ My #WCW goes to all my QUEENS who have suffered any form of domestic violence. I think this quote captures it perfectly… 👑 “Dear women, Sometimes you’ll just be too […]

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#vogue is #UPP #UsingyourPlatformPositively #RepresentationMatters #Repost @textpostfeminist with @repostapp ・・・ teen vogues issues have been so woke lately I can’t like they’ve always been great about topics like this but they’ve gone through the roof with greatness #culturalappropriation #teenvogue #equality #diversity #feminism #intersectionalfeminism

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With just two weeks until #Halloween weekend we wanted to share this great advice on how to pick an appropriate costume/fancy dress. Let’s all be #UPP and not reinforce #culturalappropriation #UsingyourPlatformPositively #Repost @theinclusivefeminist with @repostapp ・・・ Someone’s culture is not your costume! Don’t trivialize the sacred/traditional significance of cultural attire, reducing it to a cheap […]

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A video posted by Using Platform Positively (@usingplatformpositively) on Aug 24, 2016 at 9:26am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Singer #JanelleMonae is #UPP #UsingyourPlatformPositively #Repost @mic with @repostapp ・・・ @janellemonae: it’s up to us to stand up to sexist norms. #janellemonae #feminism (Source: https://www.instagram.com/)

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Last night British TV Show #EastEnders airs a very powerful episode on rape, society and the criminal justice system. The rapist was sadly found not guilty which reflects how difficult it is to a court conviction and how women are treated by society when they speak up and when they stand in court. Stop blaming […]

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Grey’s Anatomy star #EllenPompeo is #UPP #Repost @ellenpompeo with @repostapp ・・・ Everyone talks about the bad side of aging. I believe growing older is a privilege; it doesn’t have to be negative. Join me and @lovephilosophy and let’s change the conversation to be cool. #CoolAger #ads #ad #growoldgracefully #growingold #greysanatomy #greys #meredith #feminism #intersectionalfeminism

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