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Why Fair Trade Makes a Difference, Despite Its Problems

Over the last couple of years, it seems that search terms for “ethical” and “fair trade” have all but been replaced by the word, “sustainable.” Don’t get me wrong. Sustainability is super important and, for many, the term itself implies safety and good wages for workers in the supply chain. But I also think that …

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The Links That Changed Me | December 2020

Ethical Consumption News & More For some reason, these link lists are the first thing to be put on the back-burner, even though I know people really enjoy them. I’m almost done with my third and final term paper, and then I’ll have almost two months off (a consequence of shortened semesters due to Covid)! …

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What is Colonialism? A Thanksgiving Reflection + Reclaim Black Friday

Content warning for descriptions of violence against Indigenous people. Just a note: I will be eating turkey and green bean casserole next week, like so many Americans across the country. My words are not intended to place a barrier between myself and others. We have choices to make under a continuing colonial system, and one …

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Defiantly Pursuing Hope in Political Conversations

This post was originally published in 2018 and was republished in October 2020 with the Presidential election on the horizon. Pursuing Hope in Political Conversations The US political climate in the Trump age is burdensome to say the least. Fear yields anxiety yields rage yields exhaustion. We are traumatized, the systemically and personally vulnerable among …

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Links That Changed Me + Check-In

Links That Changed Me | September 2020 Fashion Industry 2 Sentenced to Hang for Deadly Garment Factory Fire in Pakistan “The fire raised questions about poor regulations in the country’s industrial and manufacturing sectors. Activists and victims’ families say factory owners have been mostly lax or negligent in setting up proper security protocols, leaving workers …

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