COVID-19 has affected small businesses around the country, even to the point of no return for some. Slim Pickins Outfitters is no different. The nation’s first Black-owned outdoors gear shop is facing the ramifications of the COVID-19 aftermath like many.
Jahmicah and Heather Dawes, the owners of the store, are the embodiment of resilience. And not just because of the financial stress due to the virus. The Dawes family goes face-to-face with racism and prejudice in Stephenville, Texas. Slim Pickins is the safe haven for not only them but its surrounding community.
The energy that Dawes and the store bring to the community is grounded in both passion and commitment to the community. Now, Dawes and Slim Pickins need the community’s support.
As their business faces financial troubles, the Outbound Collective tells their story and amplifies their mission. Watch the short film below, and head over to the GoFundMe to lend a hand to Dawes and their mission.
#EveryoneOutside? is an Outbound Collective initiative focused on creating a more inclusive and culturally diverse outdoor community by elevating the profiles, work, and stories of traditionally marginalized leaders and athletes.
This film was directed by Justin Jeffers and produced by Abdul Kassamali. It was made in partnership with Wondercamp and is presented by HOKA ONE ONE. It was made possible with additional support from Kampgrounds of America, Sawyer, and VISIT FLORIDA.