Author Archives: Holly Vaughn

Holly is a Hufflepuff determined to save the cheerleader, save the world. After 2 AmeriCorps VISTA terms, she joined the HPA Staff in February 2010, and enjoys decreasing world suck with nerdiness . Holly loves so many nerdy things, listing them all would be silly. One of her favorite things is live-tweeting as she watches TV.

Hunger is NOT a Game

The HPA’s Imagine Better Project is launching their first campaign. In conjunction with the premiere of The Hunger Games, we are proud to announce Hunger is NOT a Game. We’ve partnered with Oxfam and the Hunger Games fandom to help bring an end to hunger. Check out the new Imagine Better Project section of our […]

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Learning to be a Knight

I grew up in the land of Tortall. I disguised myself as a boy to become a knight. I talked to animals and understood what they said back. I worshipped the Goddess and Mithros. I visited Carthak and was given the power to raise dead animals. I lived with the Bazhir and taught the young mages of the tribe how to harness their magical Gift. I learned how to strengthen my Wild Magic. I fought ancient gods, befriended Stormwings, and fell in love.

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What Is Gender?

We recently had a great blog about gender acceptance, and I want to delve a little further into that subject by asking the question, “What is gender?” Gender is such a confusing topic. For one thing, there’s sex and then there’s gender. Two separate entities that usually get tossed into one pot. Let’s break it […]

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Wrock 4 Equality 2 continues!

Did you miss Wrock 4 Equality 2 on Saturday? Did you attend, but want to earn more house points for your house? Then you’re in luck! The phone lines are still open until Monday (2/28) evening, EST! Here’s your chance to get some last minute house points before February ends! How to Make Phone Calls […]

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Start Wrock 4 Equality 2 Early!

With Wrock 4 Equality 2 just a few days away, you can give your house a head-start and start getting the word out to Rhode Islanders early!

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Start Wrock 4 Equality 2 Early!

Wrock 4 Equality 2 is just a few days away! Before our epic Livestream event featuring wrock music and special guests on Saturday, though, here is more info about what we’re going to be doing to help promote marriage equality in Rhode Island! We’re working with Marriage Equality Rhode Island to spread the word about […]

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Wrock 4 Equality 2 Begins This Wednesday!

The big Wrock 4 Equality 2 event will take place on Saturday, February 26.  But we’re actually starting a few days early!  Join us at our livestream channel on Wednesday, February 23, from 7 pm EST to 9 pm EST as we kick-off Wrock 4 Equality 2.  Let’s help Rhode Island become the next state […]

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Let’s Make It Better Together

The HPA is pledging to Make It Better. We are here to say “No more!” No more bullies. No more ignorance. No more thoughtlessness. No more intolerance. No more inequality. No more hate. We will Make It Better. We will Make It Better together. We will Make It Better now!

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