Why join?

I dont have many promises to give. I plan to be helter-skelter. I plan to be rebellious. I plan to break the rules. Sometimes you will find my musings on the world, on politics, on Christianity, on social justice. Sometimes you might just get a list or a book recommendation or poem. This is my playground. The place where I can be goofy and serious, bold and unsure, thoughtful but still change my mind as soon as I push publish. I try to publish once a week, but since I usually dont know what day it is… You would be right to be suspicious of my consistency. Nonetheless, when an email does show up from me, what I can promise is that I made a special effort not to waste your time.

Hope you enjoy!

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Gratitude to my Troublemakers!

I call the subscribers and backers of this newsletter my Troublemakers because you all are the faithful, the ones willing to back up your passion for supporting Black women with your $$$.

In recognition of this commitment I offer a handful of bonuses over the course of the year (like access to a monthly Q&A with yours truly and an Article of the Month Club!) additional resources, and some of my most creative ideas. But mostly, I come to my Troublemakers with gratitude.

You are helping me build an antiracist body of work as I dream, build and prepare for the future. Im returning to myself- WildHolyFreeBlackWoman. And one big reason why I have the freedom to do so, is because of your support.

More on the way

I’m trying not to over promise here, but substack is being great about adding new features. I hope that this community will continue to evolve- so stay tuned for more announcements.

To find out more about the company that provides the tech for this newsletter, visit Substack.com.


Austin Channing Brown
Writer | Speaker | Producer
Jenny Booth Potter
Author "Doing Nothing Is No Longer An Option; One Woman's Journey Into Everyday Racism" (coming October 2022) Chief Content Officer of Herself Media Mama to Elliot + Milo and Partner to John