EPISODE #1 | Don’t Step on Jessieca’s Nikes

Growing up, comedian, community organizer, and activist Jessieca McNabb dealt with conflict the best way she knew how: by fighting. Older and wiser now, Jessieca shares how processing the hurt behind her rage helped her find a new way to deal with conflict…and racist old ladies.

The last blow I struck, I kicked her in her face with some steel-toed boots on… And I saw my friend, one of my very best friends, look at me like she didn’t know who I was. At that moment I decided that was not the type of person I wanted to be. I let go of the violent part and had to figure out a different way to channel my anger.


This is Episode 1, Season 2 of The TMI Project Story Hour: Black Stories Matter featuring Jessieca McNabb. In this premiere episode we take a deep dive into activist, stand-up comedian, and radio personality Jessieca McNabb’s life story.

This episode was written, edited, and produced by Hayley Downs and mixed by Marlan Barry. It was co-produced by Radio Kingston. Special thanks to Ida Hakkila, Nate Brogan, Kale Kaposhilin, Jimmy Buff, and North Guild Productions.


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