Imara Jones
Published January 13, 2014
Updated April 5, 2021

Imara Jones is the creator of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative project that aims to shift the current culture of hostility toward transgender people in the U.S.

Jones is the first journalist-in-residence at WNYC’s The Greene Space, where she hosts the monthly program Lives At Stake, and is the host of the TransLash Podcast. In 2019 she chaired the first-ever UN High Level Meeting on Gender Diversity, with over 600 participants.

Jones’ work as a host, on-air news analyst and writer focuses on the full range of social justice and equity issues. She’s been featured regularly in The GuardianThe Nation, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, Mic and Colorlines, and is a frequent guest host of the In The Thick podcast. She is a 2019 Soros Equality Fellow and on the board of the Anti-Violence Project and the New Pride Agenda.

Previously, Jones worked in communications at Viacom and was an aide to President Bill Clinton, where she worked on international economic policy.

Photo by Richie Shazam

Expertise: Transgender issues, trans rights, journalism, equality, social justice, race, class and gender, economics

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.


Twitter: @imarajones

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