Meet the Creators
Co-Founder & Creative Director - Safety Pin Box
Leslie is a Brooklyn born activist & first generation American who speaks nationally about connecting social media to social justice and facilitating movement building discussions. She founded the Ferguson Response Network to connect nationwide efforts supporting the important racial justice movement started in Ferguson, MO. She is a Lead Organizer for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism and hosts the Interracial Jawn Podcast.
Marissa Jenae Johnson
Co-Founder & Content Director - Safety Pin Box
Marissa is a speaker, writer, and consultant, specializing in political agitation in Black liberation movements. Drawing from her recent contributions in the Black Lives Matter movement, Marissa currently works with high school and college students organizing within their learning institutions and is currently working on a book documenting her radicalization.
Meet the Team
Asa is a graduate of Kean University, having earned a BA in Psychology. She has over 10 years experience working and volunteering in the fields of social services, market research, and digital advertising. Currently, Asa is a freelance writer and social media manager, focusing most of her attention on destigmatizing mental illness and mental health advocacy. In her free time she volunteers at a local nonprofit working to end homelessness in the Jersey Shore area.
Asa handles social media, #PinCollective engagement and promotional projects for Safety Pin Box.
Paige is a Minneapolis-based organizer, project manager, writer, photographer, and consultant dedicated to issues around intersectionality, feminism, Islamophobia, and the Black diaspora. In both her professional and community work, Paige addresses anti-blackness, policing, gentrification, anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies, and violence against womxn locally and nationally, relating them to broader global liberation struggles. When not holding it down for SPB, Paige is organizing in the Twin Cities, at her sewing machine, or throwing down in the kitchen.