Feminista Jones is a social worker, author, community activist, and sex-positive Black feminist woman from New York City, currently living in Philadelphia, PA. She is an award-winning writer and blogger who focuses on health and well-being, specifically in areas of mental health, sexual health, and physical health. She is the former Love & Sex section editor at BlogHer.com and the former sex columnist at Ebony.com. She co-hosted a sex-positive feminist podcast called This Week In Blackness: After Dark, which discussed topics related to sex and sexuality, race, and feminism. Feminista has been featured in several publications, notably as a contributor to the NY Times, Washington Post, TIME.com, EBONY magazine, Mashable, and more. Feminista was also the Love & Sex columnist at EBONY.com from 2013-2015.
Feminista has been regularly featured on Huffingpost Live, has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and the Exhale Show, and her work has been featured on C-SPAN and MSNBC. In 2013, Feminista was selected as a United Nations Foundation Fellow for her dynamic social media influence. 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. She was awarded the 2014 Black Weblog Award for Outstanding Online Activism and was named one of 2015's Voices of The Year, by SheKnows.com.
Feminista presents, teaches, and lectures at various conferences and universities including Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Columbia University, the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, BlogHer Experts Among Us, and she was an Ignite Keynote speaker at NetRoots Nation '14. In 2014, she was honored as one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers by The Root. Feminista also commits her time to mentoring teen girls, doing anti-poverty work, and consulting with people looking to grow their brands as writers.
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