@bevel sent me a razor stand and a handwritten note!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m floored! They wished me luck in my studies and everything.
I’ve been recommending them to anyone who will listen, and that was just on the razor itself, but the people there are awesome too!
Go check them out!
As a side note, they also run Bevel//Code, a grooming and lifestyle blog, and they’ve snagged interviews with a lot of cool people from Waraire Boswell, to Nas, to Rog and Bee Walker.
My favorite of these so far is this interview with Malcolm Jones who is a DevOps engineer at Behance and has kind of become my role model as I’m teaching myself to code.
Interestingly enough, Bevel and coding aren’t too far apart, as Tristan Walker who is the CEO of Walker & Company Brands (Bevel being the first brand) is also the founder and chairman of Code2040!
As they say on the site -
CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latino/as. CODE2040 looks to close the achievement, skills, and wealth gaps in the United States. Our goal is to ensure that by the year 2040—when the US will be majority-minority—Blacks and Latinos are proportionally represented in America’s innovation economy as technologists, investors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.
I’m not a programmer yet, and I’m not eligible for the program (womp womp lol) but I’m all about empowering young PoC, especially in fields like computer science where we are sorely underrepresented.