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Day 19 of #29LoveLettersToBlackWomen: Lucy Castillo

Lucy Castillo is one of the most efficient people I know. I often marvel at all the things she's able to do personally and professionally. It's definitely part of Lucy's magic. https://buff.ly/3ULnFY2


I met Lucy at a conference where I asked a question about nonprofit board governance. The board at the nonprofit I worked at the time was doing the ABSOLUTE most and causing real harm. I had concluded that the nonprofit board governance structure was part of the problem and needed a revamp. Lucy came up to me and said shared she had ideas. I remember being inspired by Lucy's visions for new ways of governing nonprofits.


Lucy has a passion for speaking truth to power and changing how organizations work. She's the Lead of People and Culture at Front Line, a Black founded and led consulting firm that focuses on building a liberatory way of doing consulting to support justice in BIPOC communities. When people ask me for examples of organizations where Black women can thrive, Front Line is one of the organizations I think of, due in large part to Lucy's leadership and commitment to collective liberation. I'm so inspired by the organization that Lucy and other leaders at Front Line have built. It gives me hope that liberatory workplaces ARE possible.


This #BlackHistoryMonth, I'm celebrating 29 Black women who have influenced me through the ways they pursue their own liberation. Black women's work is often unrecognized and not cited, and this month I'm determined to pass out a few flowers to Black women. #Day19 #29LoveLettersToBlackWomen #GiveBlackWomenTheirFlowers



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