Why do you think blackout is keeping you from getting a job
Because it’s threatening when people misunderstand it. And nonblack people don’t get it. Anddddd it’s not impressive if it’s “just a black thing”.
Never-mind that it demonstrates my ability to think ahead or organize grassroots campaigns from the ground up. That it gives me PR and marketing experience. That it trends every single time. That the tag gets millions of hits. That my experience with graphic design is growing.
No one with true hiring power has looked at what I’ve done with it (and to a lesser extent #LoveforLeslieJ) and been like “I need her”. That and the right people don’t know/care who i am….yet.
Truth is…I risk my reputation with it and pigeonhole myself doing it but I do it anyway.