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Looking for SARN interviewees
I’m republishing some of my social media content - a version of this was posted on LinkedIn earlier this year.
One of the aims of my newsletter is to amplify Black writers, activists, and founders via my interview series. I’d love to publish at least 10 more interviews in 2023.
Overall subscriber numbers are just over the 5500 mark (just over 300 paid - thank you!), plus I share the interviews on LinkedIn to however many of my 19k followers manage to see the posts. The anecdotal evidence so far is that people who read the interviews spend time checking out the people featured, which may result in support for their ventures or additional publicity.
Until now, I’ve approached most interviewees myself, with a few recommendations here and there from trusted colleagues. However, as my commitments have grown, that seems inefficient, so I’m opening it up for people doing great things to let me know. (No shoddy marketing pitches, please!)
Here are my criteria:
Black women are at the head of the line for a spot (my way of redressing a common imbalance). However, I have also featured Black men and a couple of people of the Global Majority.
Whether you’re a Black founder, activist, or writer, you’re filling a gap or redressing an inequity, especially for your local or national Black community or the Black diaspora.
You are happy to do a written interview via a Google Form.
If you meet these criteria, DM me on LinkedIn or reply to this email and let me know whether you prefer to be in the Black founder series, Building Our Own Table, or the writer and activist interview series, and what inequity you’re countering. I’ll take a look at your LinkedIn profile and if it looks like a good fit, I’ll send you a link to the form. (No, I won’t post the links publicly, because trolls.)
Once you send in your interview, I’ll review your submission (it’s likely to be lightly edited for length, as I aim for 800-1000 words in all) and will let you know if I am able to publish it and when that’s likely to be. Publication will be on a first come, first served basis. Once I hit my target, I’ll close submissions till I have published most of the interviews received. But if you have something REALLY good and timely to share, message me and we’ll see what can happen.
If you want to know what your interviews will look like, I’ve dropped some examples below.
A great Building Our Own Table interview with Janelle Benjamin
A great activist interview with Ashani Mfuko
Thanks, and I look forward to featuring some of you in my newsletter.
Please feel free to share this post with anyone you think is doing great work and should be featured.