“I think what’s really notable about Jamilah is she’s so committed to black liberation and women’s liberation and being unapologetic about vocalizing those passions. For example, I got a bunch of old Ebony magazines [where Lemieux previously worked as an editor], and from the jump, when you see Jamilah’s work, you’re seeing more thoughtful conversations.

In telling Jamilah’s story, I really wanted to highlight that this didn’t come out of thin air. It came out of her parents being folks who were embedded in the movement. That really translates into her work today. She’s now working at Cassius, continuing to help black folks from all walks of life tell their stories in authentic ways. That didn’t happen by accident. It’s inherent in who she is.”