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Paige Fraser
This StreetWise story was inspired by the Disability Pride Parade. Paige Fraser, a charter member of Visceral Dance Chicago and still a somewhat new Chicagoan, searched for a Chicago-based medium to tell her story, and she reached out to StreetWis...

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Young Feminist conference
A feminist doesn’t hate men, she hates male privilege, “that they can get paid more and laid more,” said writer/poet Kwyn Townsend Riley.   But a feminist could smile more once men learned, “No means no, no matter how many drinks or how tight the...

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i Grow Chicago
An Englewood nonprofit and its spinoff found creative ways to engage youth and other community members this summer. I Grow Chicago served 24 children age 5 to 12 and another 10 young people age 14 to 21 in a six-week Summer of Hope program focused...

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Remembering Melinda Rogers
Melinda Lee Rogers embraced both the good times and the hard times in her life with equal vigor. “There isn’t such thing as ‘can’t,’ Rogers said in a StreetWise Vendor Profile in June 2012. “Because you can do anything you put your mind to. All it...

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Women & The Olympics
Bill: So the Olympics are over, but what a tremendous effect Title IX has had. Title IX mandates women’s sports receive the same funding in colleges as men’s sports, allowing a large redistribution of money and sports in the athletic arena. A lot...