Social Worker, Activist, & Feminist
Feminista Jones is a mental health social worker, sex-positive feminist writer, public speaker, and community activist residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Feminista Jones is the creator of the campaign #YouOkSis, an important discussion on the subjects of domestic violence, street harassment, and sexual violence. Jones is a prominent member of the cultural hub and online community known as Black Twitter.
Feminista Jones can be recognized by her signature style and unique approach to discourse around Black American culture, critical race theory, intersectionality, women’s health and well-being. She is an award-winning blogger and author of the popular novel, Push The Button. Her work has been featured in several publications, notably as a contributor to the New York Times, The Washington Post, EBONY, TIME, Essence, and SheKnows. Her tweets frequently appear in articles on current events. Jones has been regularly featured on HuffPost Live and has appeared 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. For this work, she was awarded the 2014 Black Weblog Award for Outstanding Online Activism and she was honored as one of the Top 100 Black Social Influencers by The Root.
Feminista has presented and lectured at various conferences and universities including Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, UC Berkeley, and The University of Pennsylvania. 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.”
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.