Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller who is currently the Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media.
Jamia has been movement building, media making, and storytelling for over a decade. A southerner who grew up in Saudi Arabia, she holds a B.A. in communications from American University and a M.A. in humanities and social thought from New York University. Wilson has previously served as 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.
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.
Her words and works have been featured in The New York Times, Elle, Refinery 29, The Guardian, 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 Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power; Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, the 40th edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, and I Still Believe Anita Hill.
Jamia is a member of the Hollaback! advisory board, the Feminist.com and Omega Institute boards, and the #femfuture leadership team. She is also a co-founding leadership committee member of SPARK Movement.