Bio

Jamia Wilson has been movement building, media making, and storytelling for over a decade. Before becoming the Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press at City University of New York, she served as the Executive Director of Women, Action Media, the Executive Director of YTH (Youth Tech Health), the TED Prize Storyteller, the Vice President of Programs at The Women’s Media Center, and the principal for Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s youth outreach program.

A leading next-generation voice on feminism and gender justice, her work and words have appeared in and on outlets such as New York Magazine, The Today Show, CNN, Ms, The Washington Post and more.  Recognized as one of the “17 Faces of the Future of Feminism” by Refinery 29, Jamia is a staff writer for Rookie Magazine, an online magazine for teenage girls, and has contributed to several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, the 40th edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves and I Still Believe Anita Hill.

Passionate about intergenerational partnerships, Jamia’s experiences working with gender justice advocates including Gloria Steinem, Gloria Feldt, and Loretta Ross has informed her view and vision. A spirited speaker, Jamia has taken the stage at Netroots Nation, Facing Race, the Anita Hill 20 Years Later conference, The National Conference on Media Reform and more.

A southerner who grew up in Saudi Arabia, Jamia holds a B.A. in communications from American University and a M.A. in humanities and social thought from New York University.

Expertise includes: Online harassment & free speech

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