Photos by Nemuel Nyangaresi | Photos taken at Snooty Fox Tea Shop
Meet Jordon and Terresa Moses, the entrepreneurs at the helm of Blackbird Revolt. These two Pollenites are behind one of the 18 values-driven businesses that have come together in support of Pollen’s mission to invest in human connection. Together, they challenge Pollenites to raise $20,000 by Give to the Max Day on November 15, which they will match dollar for dollar.
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All About Blackbird Revolt
Blackbird Revolt was founded in 2016 as a response to the lack of diverse voices in the Minnesota branding and media design landscape. Founders Terresa and Jordon Moses find ways to support the causes they care about, while providing opportunities for others to do the same. They aim to inspire people to engage in dialogue and activism, and they aspire to break down social & political barriers. With designs that go beyond media and apparel, they find creative solutions to help challenge the way people think about the world. And in their own words: “We’re just getting started.”
Let’s hear from Blackbird Revolt
Pollen: What are the critical stories in your community that need to be spotlighted?
Terresa: One overarching story is that people of color and indigenous folks have always been a part of Duluth’s history. There seems to be a narrative and a belief that we are all outsiders and that we don’t belong here. However, we’ve been here, we are here, and we will continue to be here.
Pollen: Along with story, what tools are you using to make your community a better place?
Terresa: Art and design are our passions. We believe that through creativity we can make our community a better place.
Pollen: What are some of the greatest risks you’ve taken as a small business owner?
Jordon: From the jump, we have lead with our values. We believe in crafting, growing, and expanding while keeping the needs of our community at the forefront of what we do. As a business, there are financial risks associated with producing equitable outcomes.
We do our very best to offer resources and services that are equitable and just. This means that there is no way we can operate like most businesses or design firms.
Pollen: What does the future hold for your work and your company?
Terresa: The future of Blackbird Revolt involves changing the very make up of business and commerce. As an organization we want to redefine what a business can be. We believe that we can set up systems of trade that are equitable, transparent, and just.
Pollen: Why do you value being part of the Pollen community?
Jordon: We value being a part of the Pollen community because we value movement work through creativity and storytelling.
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