Intersectionality Expert, Author & Award-Winning Writer
Twice named one of the top 100 most influential people in Philadelphia and named one of the top 50 feminists in the world, Jones is a feminist thought leader and social media influencer honored for online activism. Read More >
On Oprah Winfrey Network: The Know
Investigation Into Death of TikTok Influencer Lauren Smith-Fields
Vassar College Commencement Address
How can corporations and organizations address systemic issues related to gender, race and sexual orientation in the workplace? In this keynote tailored to each individual company or nonprofit, Feminista Jones gives you the steps to get started to create an inclusive, diverse and supportive environment for all employees. The author, community activist and former social worker also discusses organizational trauma and how an organization and its team members can heal and move forward after a cataclysmic event.
Named one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers, Feminista Jones has learned the power of connecting people via social media and how a few hashtags can start a movement that can help change the world. In this talk, Jones, a feminist writer and activist, reveals how activists are using social media to organize movements for social justice and social change and how Black women are changing culture, society and the landscape of feminism by building digital communities and using social media as powerful platforms. Like Jones, you can become part of the mainstream resistance and political engagement. Jones will show you how to get started.
As a queer woman of color, Feminista Jones knows the importance of studying the history of those who came before her. In this inspiring keynote, Jones shares stories of these African American women artists, writers, activists and scholars who fought to overcome oppression based on their identities and how they battled hatred, bigotry and oppression. She also discusses how we can implement a curriculum in schools that embraces queer identity. This talk will inspire you to keep going and never give up on yourself or each other.
There’s a popular belief that in today’s world that feminism isn’t needed anymore. After all, we can do anything or be anything, right? That’s anything but the truth, says Author and Activist Feminista Jones. “Women and girls continue to face devastating gender-based oppression, and it’s clear the world needs feminism and feminist activism as much as it ever did,” she says. In this keynote, Jones reveals the importance of not only embracing feminism but intersectional feminism in the 21st century, where everyone has a seat at the table; and how if everyone works together, they can empower each other to be successful in their personal and professional lives.
Each year, more than 1.3 million American women experience domestic violence or sexual assault, with the majority of incidents never reported to the police. For Black women, it’s even more of an issue, says Author and Activist Feminista Jones. They are almost three times as likely to experience death as a result of domestic violence/intimate partner violence than White women. And while Black women only make up 8% of the population, 22% of homicides that result from domestic violence happen to Black Women and 29% of all victimized women, making it one of the leading causes of death for Black women ages 15 to 35. So, what can we do to stop it? In this keynote, Jones—a victim of domestic violence—shares stories about surviving and healing from this trauma, why Black women experience domestic violence and sexual assault at such a disproportionate rate and how you can become an advocate for victims of gender-based violence. It’s a moving keynote filled with steps to take to stop this epidemic of brutality.
At heart, Feminista Jones will always be a social worker. She spent years on the frontlines helping others. She not only witnessed the cruelty of poverty, mental health issues, homelessness and hunger, but also experienced it herself while growing up in Philadelphia. In this keynote, Jones, an author, advocate and writer, reveals her own story and shares how organizations can address hunger and poverty in large cities, become advocates for disenfranchised people and provide outreach and services for those who are suffering the most.
Born on the streets of New York in the 1970s, no one would have guessed that Hip-Hop would turn into a multibillion-dollar business. But 50 years later, not only does this music genre remain incredibly popular but has turned out to be one of the most important cultural phenomena the world as ever known. In this talk, Feminista Jones, a self-proclaimed daughter of Hip-Hop, shares the history of Hip-Hop culture, its influence on greater society and the major role women rappers played in advancing feminism for women of color.
“Feminista was excellent. We had a warm, intimate, insightful meet and greet with her and a small group of feminist students at the center, and then about 300 attendees at her keynote where she gave a spirited talk on feminism, its history and how to bring it into our lives through agency and advocacy. Many attendees purchased books and took the time to meet and pose for a selfie with Feminista. A huge success!”
"Everything went SUPER well. Feminista was great to work with and really worked to empower our students Thursday afternoon and did an amazing job on our workshops with our staff on Friday."
"We had approximately 143 attendees and the feedback within the chat and after were glowing. Such an important and valuable conversation keeps us focused on how Gender and Sexual justice continue to be important in the Black community and within our schools. Thank you again and we hope to have her as a guest again."
"Dr. Jones is the perfect combination of compassion and confrontation. Her blunt, unapologetic assessment of the American public school system was rooted in deep historical and contemporary analysis. She is a rare gem and her raw form is exactly what our student and scholarly community needed to forge ahead in the fight for educational freedom for all."
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