What is the league?

Not all heroes are in the spotlight. 

The Social Justice League is a weekly podcast that highlights the amazing social justice work being done across the country and world, while also providing actionable steps for our listeners to get involved.

Each week the hosts, Love Lee and Seamus Kirst, discuss current events and speak to change-makers about the inspiring work they are doing. 

 

co-hosts

Seamus Kirst / Love Lee

 Seamus Kirst is a freelance journalist and writer in Brooklyn, NY. He recently participated in a community organizing fellowship with NYCLU, and spent a year working with men and women who were leaving prison through the Doe Fund. He has also interned for Make the Road NY and Say Yes to Education in the past. Seamus earned his bachelor's degree in history and ethnic studies from Brown University, and his master's degree in arts journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He spent a year working as the assistant to W. Kamau Bell.   Seamus also co-hosts the   Mental Health Hangouts   podcast ,  Seamus published his memoir,  Shitfaced: Musings of a Former Drunk , in early 2017, and has written about mental health and substance abuse issues for  The Washington Post ,  Teen Vogue ,  Upworthy ,  Advocate.com ,  The Huffington Post ,  The Mighty  and his personal blog,  www.seamuskirst.com . He has been a guest for a live recording of the Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast, has Facebook Lived about his own experiences for The Mighty, was a panelist for NEDA's Twitter Chat about eating disorders in men and was also a panelist for Refinery29’s ‘Race in America’ dialogue.  Seamus has written about entertainment, social justice and politics for  The Guardian ,  Forbes ,  Vice ,  Refinery29  and  Mic . He has interviewed a range of people including Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Jill Stein, Larry Wilmore, Janet Mock, Lisa Ling, Khloe Kardashian, Amber Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Gabrielle Union, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks, and Dr. Pimple Popper.

Seamus Kirst is a freelance journalist and writer in Brooklyn, NY. He recently participated in a community organizing fellowship with NYCLU, and spent a year working with men and women who were leaving prison through the Doe Fund. He has also interned for Make the Road NY and Say Yes to Education in the past. Seamus earned his bachelor's degree in history and ethnic studies from Brown University, and his master's degree in arts journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He spent a year working as the assistant to W. Kamau Bell. 

Seamus also co-hosts the Mental Health Hangouts podcastSeamus published his memoir, Shitfaced: Musings of a Former Drunk, in early 2017, and has written about mental health and substance abuse issues for The Washington PostTeen VogueUpworthyAdvocate.comThe Huffington PostThe Mighty and his personal blog, www.seamuskirst.com. He has been a guest for a live recording of the Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast, has Facebook Lived about his own experiences for The Mighty, was a panelist for NEDA's Twitter Chat about eating disorders in men and was also a panelist for Refinery29’s ‘Race in America’ dialogue.

Seamus has written about entertainment, social justice and politics for The GuardianForbesViceRefinery29 and Mic. He has interviewed a range of people including Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Jill Stein, Larry Wilmore, Janet Mock, Lisa Ling, Khloe Kardashian, Amber Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Gabrielle Union, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks, and Dr. Pimple Popper.

 Love Lee is a San Diego, CA. based multi-media freelancer with a knack for storytelling. Whether it's her own ideas or she's using her voice for someone else, she is able to creatively convey well put together narratives using the resources around her. While putting her skills to the test in real world situations, Love was able to earn her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communications from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and her Master's degree in Arts Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University.   Seen most recently in her social media driven profile series, "The Lovely Voyage," Love believes that focusing on positive storytelling rather than the negative is powerful enough to create change. Her love for communications and promoting optimism  allows her to travel for her work, spreading her unique perspective where ever she goes. She has written about social justice in the Black community for  The Odyssey Online,  created video projects for several non-profit organizations including Philadelphia's ODUNDE365 and St. Louis' FOCUS, and filmed with The San Diego International Film Festival.      Through the Social Justice League podcast, Love vows to use her platform to push the important issues to the forefront and highlight those who play key roles in moving social change.   In her spare time, Love enjoys creating videos,  digital and analog photography, and bothering her cockapoo, Luna.

Love Lee is a San Diego, CA. based multi-media freelancer with a knack for storytelling. Whether it's her own ideas or she's using her voice for someone else, she is able to creatively convey well put together narratives using the resources around her. While putting her skills to the test in real world situations, Love was able to earn her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communications from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and her Master's degree in Arts Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. 

Seen most recently in her social media driven profile series, "The Lovely Voyage," Love believes that focusing on positive storytelling rather than the negative is powerful enough to create change. Her love for communications and promoting optimism  allows her to travel for her work, spreading her unique perspective where ever she goes. She has written about social justice in the Black community for The Odyssey Online, created video projects for several non-profit organizations including Philadelphia's ODUNDE365 and St. Louis' FOCUS, and filmed with The San Diego International Film Festival.    

Through the Social Justice League podcast, Love vows to use her platform to push the important issues to the forefront and highlight those who play key roles in moving social change. 

In her spare time, Love enjoys creating videos,  digital and analog photography, and bothering her cockapoo, Luna.