Full Name
Jennifer White-Johnson
Disabled Artist, Designer, Educator, and Activist
Speaker Bio
Jen White-Johnson is a Afro-Latina, disabled artist, designer, educator, and activist, 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 was born in Washington D.C. and currently lives in Baltimore.

Her activist work has been featured in The Washington Post, New York Times, AfroPunk, Google Stories, and is permanently archived in Libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She's worked within disability advocacy initiatives presenting at companies like Converse, Twitter, Amazon, Nike, Today at Apple, Crip Camp: The Official Virtual Experience, and in 2020 she was selected as an honoree on the 2020 Diversability’s D-30 Disability Impact List.

Jen holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Visual Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Jennifer White-Johnson