Parents, this toy is really important

The 'Lammily' wheelchair hopes to teach kids and parents about inclusivity. The toy has already made a big impact with kids who have played with it.  The wheelchair was designed by Nickolay Lamm, who designed the widely popular 'Lammily' dolls. These dolls depict realistic body types and went viral when released.  The hope is that the wheelchair will see the same success. Lamm has committed to giving 5 percent of the proceeds to charity. Sounds like a win/win.  Read more...More about Read more [...]

Transgender activist trolls the Texas Governor and it feels so, so good

Forget petitions or protest: Trolling for social change is some of the best kind of activism there is.  Texas activist Ashely Smith recently decided to politely troll Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. Abbott, a strong supporter of the state's anti-trans bathroom bill, didn't seem to notice he was posing for a picture with a transgender woman and LGBTQ activist.  "How will the Potty Police know I'm transgender if the Governor doesn't?" Smith wrote. Abbott recently announced his re-election campaign Read more [...]

Woman requests time off for mental health, boss sends the perfect reply

This is amazing. A woman emailed her office saying she was staying home for mental health reasons...and her boss responded in the best wayHis email was then tweeted out where it has since gone viral.  Read more...More about Watercooler, Mashable Video, Social Good, Work Life, and Activism This article is published on 13 July 2017 2:43 pm Source link Read more [...]

How to protest online for the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

Five years ago, the internet successfully rallied against two pieces of legislation that activists argued would have destabilized the internet and stifled free speech. Now, the online community is using the lessons learned from those protests to launch a similar and equally necessary fight — the fight to protect net neutrality. Wednesday marks the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, a widespread effort to defend the idea that internet access should be equal and accessible for all. More than 80,000 Read more [...]

Greenpeace activists charged after unfurling ‘Resist’ banner at Trump Tower in Chicago

The offending banner on Trump Tower in Chicago.Image: Greenpeace usa/twitterBy Maria Gallucci2017-07-09 20:23:09 UTC Activists protesting the Trump administration's rollback of U.S. environmental and climate policies are facing felony charges after unfurling a banner from Trump Tower in Chicago. Six people, including four Greenpeace USA activists, were charged on Sunday after "causing a disturbance" during a July 7 action, according to Chicago Police Department. The 50-by-35-foot sheet they Read more [...]

Malala Yousafzai has officially sent her first tweets

Activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai sent her first tweets Thursday.Image: Nigel Waldron/Getty ImagesBy Nicole Gallucci2017-07-07 17:18:06 UTC Social media just got a little bit better after inspiring activist and Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, announced she will now be active on Twitter. On Friday morning the 19-year-old sent her first seven tweets from her very own verified personal Twitter account to celebrate her high school graduation. Yousafzai followed her first, Read more [...]

How disability rights activists are fighting the GOP health care bill

Dawn Russell spent two nights camped out with nine other people in a small room in Sen. Cory Gardner's office. On Thursday evening, after their 60-hour sit-in, Russell and her fellow activists were removed from the office and arrested.  Russell was there because the Colorado Republican is one of the key swing votes who could either help pass or stop the GOP's health care bill — and she is one very angry constituent.  The Denver-based activist lives with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition Read more [...]

The key to getting gender equality in the Constitution may be … memes?

If you love gender equality and can't get enough of clever internet memes, then the #passtheERA campaign is perfect for you.   The digital initiative wants to wipe the dust off an old idea and make it feel fresh to a generation that may not realize gender equality isn't enshrined in the nation's Constitution. It plans to do this by appealing to younger Americans in their native language: memes.  One image features Supreme Court justice and feminist hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a small asterisk Read more [...]

YouTube debuts inspiring Pride Month video to highlight queer creators

YouTube launched its fifth-annual Pride campaign this week with a new video highlighting queer creators. When users go to YouTube's Spotlight page, they'll see the featured video titled "#ProudToBe: Celebrate Brave Voices this Pride." The video celebrates people within the LGBTQ community striving to share their stories and be themselves in a world that still tries to silence them — an act of bravery, as the video's description points out. It's part of YouTube's Creators for Change initiative, Read more [...]

This floating food forest is teaching kids about sustainability

'Swale' is a floating food forest located in New York City that is teaching people about the importance of sustainability and land stewardship Not only is everything on board edible, but there's also a water filtration system.   Read more...More about Mashable Video, Social Good, Climate Environment, and Activism This article is published on 27 June 2017 6:31 pm Source link Read more [...]