Benjamin M. Slightom is currently a doctoral candidate at Yale University studying Sociocultural Anthropology and African American Studies. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with honors and a minor in Philosophy in 2018. His ethnographic work in Detroit, Michigan alongside low-income Black women outlines how their un- and under-compensated labors fuel an ever-growing and uniquely powerful nonprofit aid economy in southeastern Michigan that is reshaping the political and economic landscape of the postindustrial Midwest.