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Jen White-Johnson          

Artist, Designer, Educator & Disability Rights Activist

Jen White-Johnson is an Afro-Latina disabled and neurodivergent 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.

White-Johnson 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 has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, AfroPunk, CNN,, Teen Vogue and is permanently archived in libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC.

In 2020 she was an honoree on the Diversability’s D-30 Disability Impact List and In 2021 she was listed as 20 Latino Artists to watch on White-Johnson 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.

Speech Topics

  • Art & Design Activism
  • Neurodiversity, Disability, & Self Advocacy
  • Joy as an Act of Resistance
  • Mothering & Caregiving Communities
  • Zine and Collage Making

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