Jennifer Daphne Kemp is the Creative Director for Disability Arts and Culture Project. They are a Black, Jewish, disabled, queer person from Portland, Oregon.
Jennifer went to school in Olympia, Washington and New York City studying sociology, political economy, mindfulness, and art. They volunteered at their local radio station covering social justice news and current affairs for many years, and have also worked with kids in a number of different capacities including as a teachers’ aide, after school instructor, and tutor.
Most recently they worked for several years as a social justice puppeteer, writing plays about friendship, kindness, activism, race, gender, bullying, and abuse and performing them for elementary school aged students.
Jennifer has been active with Black Lives Matter, Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Books to Prisoners, Jewish Voice for Peace and Democratic Socialists of America.
She enjoys reading, listening to records, writing comics and zines, cats, basketball, making art and doing yoga. They spent the past seven months participating in Disability Justice centered Access to Power fellowship, and is in training to become a Child Life Specialist.
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