Safety Pin Box, And Those GeekGirlCon Allegations And Resignations

Safety Pin Box is a monthly subscription box for "white people who wish to be allies in the fight for Black liberation." Inspired by the movement that saw people wear safety pins to identify themselves as an ally of oppressed, but that was seen as subsumed by fashion. Creators of the scheme, Leslie and Marissa intend to take the impulses of the original safety pin show of solidarity and stewards them for good, in both education, activism and fundraising.

And it turns out that not only have they had a patchy history with Seattle's GeekGirlCon, but specifically with the people who recently resigned. And some of the allegations mentioned in that resignation e-mail, and refuted in the official response, involved Safety Pin Box directly, and their planned events around their SPBKids programme, talking to children about race.

Leslie Mac talked through the situation on Twitter,

And others added their own take.

Looks like the field might suddenly be a little more open to return…?

Safety Pin Box, And Those GeekGirlCon Allegations And Resignations


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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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