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Saza F. member of the End Female Genital Cutting Singapore collective

End Female Genital Cutting in Singapore

5 min read This collective of determined people is opening a dialogue among leaders, community members and allies to end of the practice of Female Genital Cutting in Singapore. Read the interview.
04.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Freda Huson wearing a plaid fleece jacket stands in front of a backdrop of forest trees

“No consent ? No pipeline.” Indigenous leader Freda Huson will not cede.

6 min read Canadian Indigenous leader wins the 2021 Right Livelihood Award for courageous, peaceful resistance in a life or death fight against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.
09.02.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Alex Stephany, the founder of BEAM, the homeless crowdfunding platform, standing at what appears to be a wooden table directly facing the camera, with his arms and elbows resting on the wooden planks of the table, the lower part of his body is hidden from view by the table. He is smiling and wears a pale tee shirt with the word BEAM printed across his chest. In the background, out of focus, are wooden shelves filled with green plants and large green plants placed on the floor in back of him.

Homeless crowdfunding site nearing 1000th campaign

6 min read The world's first crowdfunding platform helping people experiencing homelessness to find stable jobs and homes.
24.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
The words Black is Beautiful printed against an interlocking geometrical mosaic of different shades of black and brown tiles

“Black is Beautiful” – the beer that taps an outpouring of support

3 min read A black brewer shares his secret beer recipe online.
Over 1000 breweries worldwide have copied it - for free - raising awareness of the injustices faced by people of color.
03.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A red ans white Christmas stocking hanging abovean assortment of handmade christmas tree ornaments and gift boxes, set against darl wood paneling

Handmade gifts that are redefining online shopping

5 min read Looking for an OG handmade gift ? Want to create connection with the things you buy online ? Head over to these sites to discover the work of people who put their face, name, and heart into their work.
15.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A pair of elderly hands hold a wooden toy and a carving tool. The hands belong to a person with a long white beard and dressed in red and white clothes. There are other wooden toys and carving tools on the wooden table on which the hands rest. Could this be Santa Claus, an elf or maybe even TranSanta ?

TranSanta – Secret Santas who are helping trans youth to have happier holidays

4 min read A massive outpouring of support for a brilliant social media idea that is reaching vulnerable, at-risk trans youth and touching hearts around the world during the holidays
09.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Four lads sitting together being friends after doing beyond equality workshop

Beyond Equality – young men learning to be part of the solution

6 min read Rethinking masculinities to prevent gender based violence and build community.
10.11.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Bike Brigade featured image of a bearded cyclist wearing a hooded jacket and back pack speeds through the pouring rain as pedestrians walk down a sidewalk of an urban street

Bike Brigade offers free delivery service for people in need

6 min read An initiative that sprung up during the Covid-19 pandemic. The riders offer free delivery of critical necessities that people cannot pick up in person.
The packages contain hot meals, food essentials, protective equipment or other supplies for the communities they serve.
15.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Resident decision making the elevated railway crossing with the painted words Camden Lock on a sunny day with many people in the street

Resident decision making builds a stronger community

3 min read Camden Giving is on a mission “to end local inequality and end racial injustice wherever it shows up.” 
Resident decision-making puts problem-solving power into the hands of the people who are impacted by these problems.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
place based giving three young people sitting at a table, two laughing and one drinking from a mug a

Place based giving – who’s got the power?

10 min read Camden Giving is a “by-the-community-for-the-community” crowdfunding charity. Their driving idea is to give decision-making power to people from within the community.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team