Writers

Jamia Wilson

Jamia Wilson

Vice President of Programs

Jamia Wilson is vice president of programs at the Women’s Media Center, where she trains women and girls so they are media-ready and media-savvy, exposes sexism in the media, and directs the WMC’s social media strategy. Before joining the Women’s Media Center team, Wilson worked for Young People For the American Way, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund New York University, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America where she managed their youth outreach program Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood. During her time at Planned Parenthood, Wilson worked with coalition partners and campus organizations to help bring thousands of students to the historic March for Women’s Lives.

Wilson is a graduate of American University’s School of Communication and received her M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University. Her words and works have been featured in GOOD Magazine, CBS News, Alternet, GRIT TV, In These Times, NBC’s "The Today Show," The Washington Post, Fox.com, and more. Wilson serves on the leadership committee for SPARK Movement and is on the board of directors for Feminist.com and REVEAL.

Articles

A forgotten battleground: Women’s bodies and the civil rights movement

A forgotten battleground: Women’s bodies and the civil rights movement

By — September 13, 2012
Every few years, my consistently intrepid mother would experience terrifying nightmares. When I was 7, I asked her to tell me what monster was frightening her so much that she stirred and let out petrifying screams in her sleep. more »