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.
@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss their year long hiatus, what’s been going on in their world, Leslie’s new project #BlackWomxnFor, thoughts on how we are each showing up in the 2020 election cycle, the Binti book series & the new Amazon Prime series Undone.
Question of the episode: How are you showing up differently in this election cycle than you did in 2016?
@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss Happy Black Woman Camp, #ArethaFranklin, free diving white supremacy, ultimate frisbee, TRIGGER WARNING sexual abuse in churches and schools, fascism in Italy puts Black citizens at risk, Jamaican doctor saves the day, capitalism sounds the environmental alarm, hospitals and housing, #WhitePeople, the potty mouthed parrot and Fred the liberating goat plus iZombie & Castle Rock.
@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss Mac-bros weekend, WakandaCon, health & fitness over 40, Amazon’s unwavering commitment to the police, Jason Alexander is the newest KFC Colonel, TX Grandmother shoots burglar, mosquitos are pretty picky, MugshotBae gives makeup tips, Fenty Beauty meets science, election hacking at DefCon, Sacramento City Council makes moves to support drug offenders, #YesAllCops in CA, #ShoppingWhileBlack in NM, Union or Oniom, worms come back to life after 42K years, any steals diamond, Wendy’s roasts the internet plus Cloak & Dagger, Blindspotting, Castle Rock, Dana Carvey Show doc & more
@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss man stuck at Kuala Lumpur airport for 108 days, MoviePass is out of money, new Afro-Native digital space, Seattle’s Fish Market sale to employees, all-female prison reform task for in IL, #YesAllCops in Clayton, MO, #RidingWhileBlack in Martha’s Vineyard, #UnionorUnion, State Dept begins revoking passports of Trans Women, Broadway’s Playbill apologizes, Who TF is Anna March? plus Cloak & Dagger, Sorry to Bother You, Million Impossible, Doctor Foster & Kim’s Convenience.
@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy are BACK after a 2 month hiatus to discuss Drew’s recent medical emergency, #fReadBlackChild, Leslie’s birthday, Bill Gates wastes 1/2 a billion NOT fixing schools, 96% of all PA teachers are white, Uber & Lyft is racist, Worchester Art Museum comes with the truth, Trump supporters also support authoritarianism, #YesAllCops, playing dominos #whileBlack, white women write open letters, extended edition of #PestControl with a runaway cow, gully peacocks, a chicken in a wheelchair and out of control iguanas plus our takes on Cloak & Dagger, #PoseonFX, Ant-Man, The First Purge, Luke Cage & more.
@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss MN senator hangs Black piñatas, security robot beaten up, Boy Scouts name change fallout, “China People” WV candidate doubles down, #BeBest is garbage, Weed News, FL police get fingerprint from man they killed at funeral home, NEW SEGMENT “While Black”, NJ HS football coach fired for putting too many Black kids on team, Greencard marriage interview, Grey’s fans attach Kelly McCreary plus VIDA, SweetBitter, Lost in Space, R, Kelly booted from Spotify & more.