The Resident Good Trouble Maker Collection is dedicated to my Daddy, Marvin Robert Leonard. Born on February 7, 1942 in Washington, DC, my father lived the life of a man dedicated to social justice and Black history. From the United States Army to the Department of Corrections, my father lived in service of others, space-taking, and telling the story of the Black experience.

My Daddy was the very first good trouble maker I knew and a proud resident of the DMV. Growing up, I learned of his times attending marches and watched as he took pride in mentoring young Black men from his neighborhood. As I now walk on this path of health equity and social justice, I am honored to continue his legacy of service in the DMV area.

In honor of my Daddy, this collection includes signature DMV edition items. These special items speak to his favorite football team.

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” – John Lewis, 2018