At Pink Crown Creative, we are privileged to have a platform to speak to a large audience. We built this business with the goal of giving a voice to entrepreneurs and business owners and have loved giving a voice to women on our podcast Have you met her yet? Podcast to share their stories. As a business and a platform, we want to do better. Our hearts are heavy and enough is enough. Silence is not the way forward. We want to be here to be an ally, we want to give voice to the voiceless, we want to spread positivity and evoke change. We want to be inclusive and make everyone feel worthy. As a business, we promise to listen, educate, support, defend, take action and speak out about injustice for ALL of our sisters and brothers. In addition to using our platform as a place to amplify the voice of Black Businesses and Entrepreneurs in this community, we are also committed to the following:
Amplify more voices of the BIPOC community through our social media platforms, blog and Have You Met Her Yet? podcast
Supporting and promoting businesses owned by black people and people of colour
Continue to create safe spaces for BIPOC to share their stories and experiences
When being asked to support events, collaborate, speak on panels, podcasts, etc we will ask that this opportunity includes, and has been presented to a diverse group of people
Artist: Leveling Hills Studio
Ways You Can Help Right Now
If you are looking for a way to help we suggest supporting Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter - Vancouver, BC. As a business, we have donated to Black Lives Matter Global Network, Black Women Connect Vancouver, Hogan’s Alley Society, Black Youth Helpline, Canada Black Owned Business & Entrepreneur Directory and BC Community Alliance.
Support Black Owned Businesses
Canadian Black Owned Business & Black Entrepreneurs We would love to continue to shine a spotlight on black owned business owners on our platforms. If you have any you would like to see on our platforms, please send them our way.
Continue to Educate Yourself
Books and resources that we will be educating ourselves with and recommend:
11 Books to Start Doing the Work Toward Becoming Anti-Racist Podcasts: 1619, Intersectionality Matters, Pod for the Cause, Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Code Switch TV shows & movies we have watched and recommend:
13th: An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
The Hate U Give: Starr Carter, an African-American teenager, faces pressure from various communities and tries to stand up for what is right after she witnesses the shooting of her best friend by the police.
She Did That: Go inside the lives of extraordinary, black female entrepreneurs as they discuss building legacies and pioneering a new future for the next generation.
If you are looking for additional resources, you can find them here:
Use your voices. Educate yourselves. Give back. Speak up. Spread love.
Black lives matter. Always have. Always will.
Creativity & Love, Lindsay Founder & Creative Director Pink Crown Creative