Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue

Jenn M. Jackson

Teen Vogue

LaFayette, NY, United States

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Past articles by Jenn:

Kanye West's Toxic Behavior Toward Kim Kardashian Is Going Unchecked

It's possible to have compassion and seek accountability, but for now, his toxic behavior is going unchecked. → Read More

bell hooks Shaped a Generation of Black Feminists

In this op-ed, Jenn M. Jackson explains what lessons they have learned from bell hooks’ legacy and what they will be taking with them in the future. → Read More

Black History Is Happening Right Now

In this op-ed, Teen Vogue columnist Jenn M. Jackson reminds us that Black history is being made right now. → Read More

2020 Was a Year to Learn (or Relearn) Important Black Feminist Lessons

Reflecting on 2020, “Teen Vogue” columnist Jenn M. Jackson assesses how the words of Angela Davis, bell hooks, and Fannie Lou Hamer have been relevant this year. → Read More

Yes, 55 Percent of White Women Voted for Trump. No, I’m Not Surprised.

It’s time to stop coddling white women when they bolster white supremacy, and to push for concrete acts of solidarity. → Read More

Trump Having COVID-19 Isn't a National Emergency, White Supremacy Is

Whiteness is rooted in this power to ignore, disregard, overlook, and downplay. → Read More

Kamala Harris as the VP Pick Challenges What We Know About Representation

Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick is a chance to assess the difference between descriptive and substantive representation when it comes to identity politics. → Read More

Kanye West's Presidential Bid Is a Reminder We All Deserve Care and Need Accountability

Writing for Teen Vogue, Jenn M. Jackson looks for the nuance between caring about Kanye West's health and holding him accountable for what he says. → Read More

Don't Let Them Bad-Mouth Rebellion or Riots: How We Name Movements Matters

'Teen Vogue' columnist Dr. Jenn M. Jackson argues that the language we use to describe protests like the uprisings sweeping the nation matters. → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing Is a Reminder of the Difference Between Non-Racist and Anti-Racist

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery is a tragic loss of life and a reminder of racism’s pervasive influence in the United States. → Read More

Democrats Chasing the White Moderate Vote With White Moderate Candidates Ignore People of Color

With so much concern over which moderate Democrat is best suited for 2020, we should remember Martin Luther King, Jr.'s warning about the white moderate. → Read More

It's Your Responsibility to Challenge Bigoted Relatives Over the Holidays

This Thanksgiving or Christmas break, when family members make racist, transphobic, or sexist comments, challenge them. → Read More

“Beloved,” Black Women, and the Limits of Freedom

“Beloved” is a touchstone for the complexities of today’s Black freedom struggle. → Read More

What Does It Mean to Win? Charlene Carruthers Presents a New Vision for Freedom in “Unapologetic”

If we see our work through a Black Queer Feminist Lens, we can actually move toward and be engaged in that work of collective liberation. → Read More

Monticello Finally Acknowledges That Sally Hemings’s Life Wasn’t a Romance

Monticello is recognizing the slave girl who was raped by her master. → Read More

Confronting the Long, Anti-Black History of Traveling in the United States

It is nearly impossible to comprehend what it means to be a Black traveler in the United States today without confronting our long anti-Black history. → Read More

Reconciling an Abolitionist Ethos with Wanting to See Cosby Punished

It’s time to rethink accountability. → Read More

Black Parkland Students Are Pushing For Racial Justice

The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School didn’t only affect white students. → Read More

The History Lesson About Black Women That You Never Got

Jenn M. Jackson, whose queer black feminist perspective explores how today's social and political life is influenced by generations of racial and gender (dis)order, is back for another round of her column, Speak On It. In this piece, she explores the ways that history lessons too often leave out unrespectable black, queer, and trans people and how that needs to change. → Read More

"A Wrinkle In Time" Has No Superheroes. That’s Why It’s Important.

Black children don’t have to be endowed with mutant powers to be inherently good. → Read More