Drew & Leslie are joined by Elyse Rainey an expert coach for people of color navigating difficult workplaces. We discuss how workplace trauma can affect non-white people and some techniques to use to make it out with your self-esteem intact – don’t miss this penultimate episode of #WhyWork!
Leslie & Drew talk with Alan an Organizing Director for UFCW Local 400, representing 30,000 workers in the mid-Atlantic. Alan has 25 years of experience as a rank and file union activist and organizer.
Leslie & Drew are joined by Megan Williams founder & creator of BlackFreelance. We discuss ways to build community, outside the cubicle.
Megan is a builder and writer who’s merged experiences in healthcare, martial arts, and online spaces into a freelance career and online freelance community. Her favorite things these days are the beautiful frustrations of bodyweight training, ordering random foods from Goldbelly, and rethinking personal style after years of working from home. She takes a perspective on freelancing that prioritizes the flexibility of indie work as an engine of sustainable lifestyle design—the kind that improves the health of individuals and communities
Leslie & Drew are joined by disability rights activist, speaker, and trainer Vilissa Thompson Founder & CEO of Ramp Your Voice!. We talk all about how she made the leap from a traditional 9-5 job into the world of Freelancing. We discuss the challenges of being a freelancer and the ways this change in work has improved Vilssa’s life. Don’t miss this amazing conversation full of gems about how to center your needs when making decisions about employment.
Join us for the Interracial Jawn presents WHY WORK? a 10 episode exploration of the new landscape of employment. We’ll discuss how the idea of “work” has shifted over the last few years, and the ways people are building different lives for themselves away from traditional 9-5 gigs.
We’ll interview some amazing folks who have taken a leap into a different kind of work with a focus on how we decolonize/decapitalize ourselves after years of being on “the grind”.
Season 2 – Episode 1 – Why Work?
Leslie & Drew catch you up on what has been going on in their lives, Drew left his job(!), they celebrated their 20th anniversary, and how they have dealt with the Pandemic. They also discuss the new format for the show and announce this season’s topic: “WHY WORK?” including the reasons they chose this topic and a preview of upcoming guests this season.