Backbone is a digital advocacy organization conceived by unbought & unbossed Black women.
Founded in the midst of historic uprisings, an historic election and a historic pandemic that pushed an unprecedented number of leaders to rely on digital as a means to market and organize, Backbone was created to help the next generation win where it matters most.
We believe ALL Black lives matter — including those of our LGBTQ+ community, the disabled, the formerly incarcerated, the sick and the poor.
We believe global warming is an existential threat, healthcare is a human right and that no human being is illegal — especially on stolen land.
We take seriously our responsibility of continuing the movement toward building the Beloved Community that the ancestors envisioned.
We believe the future belongs to those who speak up and fight for it. We represent bold, honest leaders who are ready and willing to confront the status quo.
From action-oriented websites and meticulously optimized emails to pithy tweets and shareable graphics, we conceptualize and activate all aspects of a robust digital strategy.
Organic and paid social media development and execution.
Meticulous optimization to transform emails into calls to action.
Compelling content micro-targeted to your audience.
Smart digital tactics proven to boost grassroots donations.
Digital mobilization from peer-to-peer to platform moderation.
We’re developing the next generation of cutting edge digital leaders.
Our work is inspired by SHEroes whose courageous pursuits forever changed the course of our nation and led many to proclaim that Black women are the backbone of our democracy. It is in this proud tradition that we dare to reimagine what digital can do to ignite or stoke a movement.
With more than ten years in digital marketing and organizing, Jess has a proven record in digital content development and distribution. Jess’ extensive experience stems from her work with multiple presidential and down-ballot campaigns, as well as noted non-profits, tech companies, publishers, universities, startups and government entities.
While our primary focus is bold structural change through politics, our experience spans multiple industries.
Ready to take on a righteous fight? Connect with us.