Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller. She is the new Executive Director at YTH, after serving as the TED Prize Storyteller. She is the former Women’s Media Center vice president of programs and has worked at Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, People for the American Way, and New York University. Her words and works have been featured in Alternet, CBS News, C-SPAN, Forbes.com, Fox.com, Good magazine, GRIT TV, Rookie magazine, Slate, Salon, In These Times, Ms. magazine, TED.com, New York magazine, the Today show, the Washington Post, and more.
In 2013, Refinery 29 named her one of the “17 Faces of the Future of Feminism,” and Ms. magazine blog listed her as a #SmartFeministofTwitter. She is also a contributor to Women of Spirit and Faith’s 2011 anthology Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power; Rookie: Yearbook One; Rookie: Yearbook Two; Our Bodies, Ourselves 2011 Edition; Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop; and I Still Believe Anita Hill. Jamia is a member of the Feminist.com board and the Omega Institute board of directors, a member of the #FemFuture leadership team, and a co-founding leadership committee member of SPARK Movement.
In the midst of media-perpetuated victim-blaming surrounding the highly publicized sexual assaults and cyberbullying young women have suffered from Maryville to Steubenville, a group of New York City teens are using theatre to raise awareness and take a stand against slut-shaming in schools. More »
Inspired by the women she met at the Omega Women and Power Conference, WMC's Jamia Wilson explains why their visions of spirituality belong at the heart of feminism. More »