We are intergenerational, queer, BIPOC creatives, writers, producers, and strategists. Between us we have 60+ collective years of seeing it all from perches in comms teams at non profits, corporates, philanthropies, foundations, and as freelancers. Our superpower is in producing sustained and strategic communications plans at every level as well as the ‘roll up our sleeviness’ to execute them.
We intentionally have a flexible pricing structure and we prioritize hiring creatives who are BIPOC, women, queers, and folks from rural communities. We do these things on purpose to keep us out of the mire of hetero-normative, patriarchal, white supremacist nonsense. We can help you with your organizational story, and get under the surface to find the real stories of the people you serve to amplify, not colonize their voices. We want to work with good people doing good work and sharing our skills, our hearts, our minds and our rolodex.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion inside and out, and are breaking the traditional agency model because we know that a diverse workforce increases productivity, creativity, and impact. It’s also just way more fun, interesting and offers many more points of view and experiences.
Actual equity: We believe everyone deserves life, joy, and health, and there is enough for everyone. For some, there are barriers to this access. Equity is: access to money, people, & knowledge and we aren’t using it in that weaselly, meaningless way. Actual equity.
We are of, for, by, and with community: We are an intersectional bunch who believes that we are not separate from our various communities. We are a part of the communities that we serve, which means we care about our outcomes as much as our clients do because they impact us all.
Ingenuity: the best ideas come from getting creative and inviting different perspectives. It is not ingenuous to hear the same things from the usual suspects over and over.
Accountability: We have the sticky conversations and don’t let the hard stuff slide. We hold each other to our shared values; and we are open to transparency and growing. We will ask the same of you with awkward questions and push you like we push ourselves.
Agency: We are eschewing the traditional ‘agency’ model, and we make sure that in all our work with clients or talent everyone feels they have agency. ‘The ability to take action or to choose what action to take.’
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Okay. It’s like this. Imagine you have a tangled messy ball of yarn and you want to make a beautiful flannel shirt. Before we can weave it into fabric and then move into cutting and sewing and buttons, we have to first unravel it so we can see what’s there. We often find that folks want to jump right to the buttons and bows before figuring out the real outcomes and audiences. During our first meeting we’ll listen carefully, find out what you need and then together, we’ll make it happen. We’ll cut to the chase, tell it like it is, ask a bunch of awkward questions, make you get real, and we’ll all have fun doing it.
Step 1: Unravel yarn (i.e., discovery)
Step 2: Weave the fabric (i.e., making a handbook)
Step 3: Cut the pieces (i.e., socials, website)
Step 4: Sew together (i.e., bringing it together)
Step 5: The shirt off your back (i.e., sharing it out)
Note: doesn’t always need to start from step 1.
"As a queer, gender non-conforming person, it's refreshing to work with communications professionals who are dedicated to equity and justice. I feel truly supported and like my humanity is actually seen."
Wit López, Artist