Richie Reseda

Richie Reseda

CEO


Question Culture

Los Angeles, CA USA


It’s so important that we see our people winning and that we show our people how to win—as we win—so that we can win together.

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By Roadtrip Nation

Richie Reseda

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
I’ve always been passionate about producing music and music videos.
I started getting into trouble as a teenager—I was failing out of school and selling drugs.
After going to a workshop to learn about patriarchy, racism, and mass incarceration, I realized it all rang true for me—however, I didn’t fully take the concepts to heart until I went to prison.
I was trying to build a music label and clothing line but didn’t have the money to start it up because I had lost my job, so I decided to try to steal enough to start.
I was arrested for robbery and spent seven years in California state prison.
While in prison, I started doing policy work and also worked with men to help improve our lives by discussing topics like patriarchy and toxic masculinity.
Since being released from prison I’ve continued to question concepts of patriarchy and speak on cellblock feminism, mass incarceration, and restorative justice.
I also run Question Culture, a public-benefit corporation that produces abolitionist music, music videos, and clothing.
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Career

CEO

I produce abolitionist music, music videos, and clothing.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Entrepreneurship
Helping People

Day to Day

I wake up, pray, water my plants, and work out. Then I tackle emails. Producing is all about organizing—getting people together to accomplish goals. When producing a film, I spend a lot of time on emails, talking to actors, and organizing. I also spend time creating. For example, after getting the latest mockup of a design, we'll review it to work through the message we're trying to tell with that design (i.e. what questions does it inspire or what is it adding to the abolitionist movement?).

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"We don't care about what you have to say. Feminism and anti-patriarchy work makes you soft. We don't need to change."

Challenges I Overcame

Formerly Incarcerated

Interviewed By

Being Free

Being Free

Formerly incarcerated people find purpose.