b&b 148 #DeadDayJobArmy Safety Pin Box’s Co-Founder Leslie Mac
Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share their stories and talk about the real. We ask folks to leave their shiny pictures and Instagram highlights at the door and tell us what it’s really like to do the work, put in the time, and devote your life to your work.
It’s not easy to start your own business and it’s even harder when it feels like you have to explain to your family what you do every time you see them, when you walk into an event and can count on one hand the PoC in the room, when you try to ask for what you’re worth, but don’t want to get passed over for the next person.
Leslie Mac is a Brooklyn-born activist & first generation American of Jamaican ancestry. She founded the Ferguson Response Network to connect nationwide efforts supporting the important racial justice movement started in Ferguson, MO. She is a Lead Organizer for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism and hosts the Interracial Jawn Podcast and Ferguson Response Network Podcast. Safety Pin Box is a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation. This works as a financial assistance, but also includes tasks for its members, so it provides its users’ knowledge on how to act against white supremacy.
We engaged in a dicussion with her about her past work, her opinions on activism, and the work she does as a co-founder for Safety Pin Box.
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