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Jennifer White-Johnson

United States

Jen is an Afro-Latina disabled art activist, designer and educator whose visual work explores the intersection of content and caregiving with an emphasis on redesigning ableist visual culture. As an artist-educator with Graves disease and ADHD, her heart-centered and electric approach to disability advocacy bolsters these movements with invaluable currencies: powerful, dynamic art and media that all at once educates, bridges divergent worlds, and builds a future that mirrors her Autistic son’s experience. Jen has presented her activist work and collaborated with a number of brands and art spaces across print and digital such as Twitter, Target, Converse, and Apple. Her photography and design are permanently archived in libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC. Jen has her MFA in Graphic Design in 2010 from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently lives in Baltimore with her husband and 10-year-old son.