Use the Internet to build a better world

Where everyone is valued and no one is left out

Charlotte Ashlock
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my crazy idealism

circle-head The Internet is being used to unlock unstoppable social change. It’s up to us to make sure that change is a good one.  We have a unique opportunity in human history to bring more justice, inclusion, diversity, creativity, and prosperity to the world.  It’s a beautiful time to be alive.  But we have to be courageous, and seize the moment.   Read more…

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When I Was Young and Dumb I Tried to Save the World

This was originally published on Medium; thanks for all the views, recommendations, and comments you left there.  I appreciate your...

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Most People I Know Are Afraid of Innocent Teenagers

When the Black Lives Matter protests happened outside my Oakland office, many of my white friends were annoyed, worried about...

How Technology Increases Inclusion

How Technology Increases Inclusion

Yes, I find the people who say, “technology is causing social isolation,” to be heartless and lacking in imagination. Also,...

Let’s Give This Planet Some Goals

Let’s Give This Planet Some Goals

Do you think the world is becoming a better place or a worse one over time?  Can our small actions...

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Who’s the best at being nonviolent?

We responded to 9-11 attacks, by killing 63 civilians for each American who was killed by the attacks. Protesters have...

How to Be Safe From Protests: Join Them

How to Be Safe From Protests: Join Them

This video I took while marching in the Ferguson protests in Oakland contains one of the most memorable and important...

Should Feminism be Angry?

Should Feminism be Angry?

Today is a big day- I get to officially unveil a project I’ve been working on for weeks.  A group...

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The Dragon, the Girl, and the Twitter: A True Story of Portland and Magic

As a child, I envied the children in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, for their ability to open...

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