When the 29-year-old entrepreneur first decided to launch a puzzle company, she wanted to reintroduce the toy to a new generation. What she couldn’t have predicted was that within months of launching her business, a global pandemic would wreak havoc, leaving people homebound, bored, stressed, and voraciously looking for something to do.
Voices of Change: Tomi Adeyemi, Akwaeke Emezi, Elizabeth Acevedo, Angie Thomas, and Nic Stone are rewriting the rules of young adult fiction
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“[Growing up], I was always searching for brown girls and black girls in literature that felt like they were written with love,” says Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Poet X. Meet her and four of her peers as they share their influences, their creative process, and the very real impact of representation.
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"For the same reason I want to make movies about women, I also want to make movies that help men be better men and that can be an antidote to toxic masculinity."
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Chief, a New Women’s Club and Network, Wants to Destroy the Glass Cliff by Connecting Women in Senior-Level Positions
Co-founders Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan have recently created Chief, a private network focused on connecting and supporting female leaders with a mission to disrupt power dynamics from the top-down.
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"What happens in between where my sons are now and where some men end up? I see someone like Brett Kavanaugh—sputtering, denying, entitled, angry—and I wonder how to guide my babies toward kindness instead of abuse, gratefulness instead of take, take, take, mine, mine, mine."