As an online business owner, content creator and strategist for other businesses, I take full responsibility for my voice and I’m committed to anti-racism work within my business, my team, the clients I work with and where I invest my money both personally and professionally.
I stand for racial justice, for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour and I am committed to being an anti-racist and inclusive business, both internally and externally within my organisation.
I stand for LGBTQIA+ Equality both personally and professionally.
I am pro choice, and believe that the overturning of Roe is an extreme act of violence and oppression against all people who have a uterus.
Within all aspects of Outlaw Creatives (dot) com; including our podcast Entrepreneurial Outlaws and online communities we facilitate, we will not tolerate hate, racism or any other threatening behaviour. We are committed to confronting racism, and white supremacy within our personal and professional lives and clearly state our position across our website and business.
We will have conversations both personally and professionally that may feel uncomfortable, and understand that this discomfort is a privilege. We will not delete or remove comments, however, we will not work or collaborate with any individual, team or company if we deem them to be complicit, silent and unwilling to detail their support in anti-racist and social justice work.
As our business and communities continue to grow, we will that we link to our diversity statement, and ask that new community members agree to our guidelines.
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone’s ideas and questions with respect.
Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. Please respect the creative ideas people are sharing.
Give & Contribute
Part of what makes a community powerful is when we both give and receive. Take time to acknowledge other members’ posts, be encouraging and supportive so we can all do the same for you!
As the owner and leader of Outlaw Creatives (dot) com, I (Melanie Knights) am actively participating in learning from Black educators, coaches, businesses and will involve my team in this ongoing education.
Here are some of the books, resources and Black educators I have been learning from. This list is certainly not finite and if you have recommendations please feel free to email me here.
In addition to learning, unlearning and understanding my own privilege, we actively look into the companies we do business with, this includes software we use, tools and resources we purchase and people we invest into.
We will continue to create products which align with our values, and use our creativity to support non profit organisations supporting these communities.
This is an ongoing process, and I will continue to update this page as I continue to do my personal and professional anti-racism and social justice work. I am open to feedback and thoughts, especially around any blind spots I have as I learn and unlearn. Please feel to get in touch here.
One final note: if you are considering reaching out to me for collaborations, affiliate marketing or making an enquiry about our services, we will ask you for your personal and professional position on anti-racist work and social justice. It is part of our policy to ensure that we are working with businesses, people and brands who are fully aligned with our values and mission as a company.