“It’s impossible to overstate the cultural impact of Feminista Jones…. A bold and candid voice.”—Eve L. Ewing, author of Electric Arches and Ghosts in the Schoolyard
Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based social worker, feminist writer, public speaker, and community activist. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water. Her work centers Black American culture, critical race theory, intersectionality, women’s health and well-being. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Time; Essence, and Ebony magazines.
In 2017, Feminista was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia, Feminista has presented and lectured at various conferences and universities including Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, UC Berkeley, and The University of Pennsylvania; Netroots Nation, The Woodhull Freedom Summit, and Stanford University’s Online Feminism Conference; and she gave the Baccalaureate speech during Vassar College’s Commencement weekend.
In 2015, she co-founded and served as General Director of the Women’s Freedom Conference, the first all-digital conference completely organized by and featuring only Women of Color. For her work, she was named one of SheKnows/BlogHer’s 2015 “Voices of the Year”.
In 2014, she launched a global anti-street harassment campaign (#YouOKSis) and a National Moment of Silence protesting police brutality (#NMOS14), both of which received international media attention. That year, she was named one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers by The Root.
Feminista is also a mom, a mentor to young girls and women, and an outspoken advocate for the homeless, people living in poverty, and those living with psychiatric disabilities.
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