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We’re Not In Oxford Anymore

I am one of the biggest grammar freaks that I know. I proudly count myself as a “soldier of the subjunctive,” and I find cartoons about comma placement to be hilarious-- so it may come as a surprise that I was excited when The American Dialect Society voted an ”incorrect” use of English to be the defining word of 2015. The word in question? The singular “they.” 

Children Place Hands on Wall with Message about Justice

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Students hands frame the message "Tzedek means justice" on Hillel Alternative Spring Break 2006.
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Students hands frame the message "Tzedek means justice" on Hillel Alternative Spring Break 2006.

"Children Dancing in a Ring"

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"Children Dancing in a Ring" by German painter Hans Thoma. Altered by 2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Noam Green.
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"Children Dancing in a Ring" by German painter Hans Thoma. Altered by 2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Noam Green.

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Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin has used her photography to honor both the courage and the gritty reality of subjects ranging from drag queens to new parents.

Carly Fiorina/Hillary Clinton Collage

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A Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton themed collage created by 2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Sarah Groustra
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A Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton themed collage created by 2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Sarah Groustra

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A Translation From One Language To Another

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Photo taken of a building in Boston by 2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Hani Fish-Bieler
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Photo taken of a building in Boston by 2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Hani Fish-Bieler

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Sampling of Barbie Ferreira's Tweets

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A sampling of plus size model and activist Barbie Ferreira's tweets.
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A sampling of plus size model and activist Barbie Ferreira's tweets.

Barbie Ferreira

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Screen grab of Barbie Ferreira's public Instagram account. Barbie Ferreira is an American plus-size model and activist.
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Screen grab of Barbie Ferreira's public Instagram account. Barbie Ferreira is an American plus-size model and activist.

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Evolution Revolution

I am a member of the Marching Band and Color Guard at my high school. One challenge that we face as a group year after year is designing our costumes. The easy part is making the design fit with the show’s theme. The harder part is designing something to wear that everyone is happy with. 

Feminism: Lab Science Or Liberation?

For the young woman, a thrift store serves as the proverbial laboratory of feminism. The reactants: bits and pieces of people left behind in coat pockets and skirt pleats (the people, hopefully, being solely metaphorical). The product: a newly formed sense of self, or the ability to form said sense of self. 

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