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Jenna Wortham

2021 Speaker

JENNA WORTHAM (she/they) is a journalist, author, and cultural figure whose work has appeared everywhere from the New York Times, to Vogue, to WIRED, to The Economic Times. Wortham is currently a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, and co-host of the New York Times weekly culture podcast Still Processing. She recently co-edited the critically acclaimed visual anthology Black Futures which features contributions from over 100 thought leaders and artists, such as Alicia Garza and Solange Knowles. She also has a forthcoming book with Penguin Press called Work of Body. Her highly popular podcast Still Processing is a natural extension of her work as a writer. With co-host Wesley Morris, she discusses and analyzes the latest happenings in pop culture, the internet, and the zeitgeist. The podcast has both critical and cultural popularity, consistently appearing on year-end best of lists, including those at The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and IndieWire. Still Processing is the winner of the 2017 Webby Award in Podcast and Digital Audio. Wortham is a graduate of the University of Virginia. In 2017, she was the Zora Neale Hurston Fellow at the Jack Jones Literary Arts retreat. In 2018, she was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship. In 2019, she was awarded a Yaddo Fellowship. In 2020, she was an inaugural fellow at the Baldwin for the Arts and recognized as a Kelly Writers House Fellow.  @jennydeluxe