Jamia Wilson

This week’s guest, Jamia Wilson, is the director and publisher of The Feminist Press, and so much more—which is how and why this episode turned out to be about storytelling, legacy, and, yes, magic. Listen in to consider how magic shows up in your world, and the ways in which you’re doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, or how you might grow toward that as a goal or a calling.


Jamia Wilson is a feminist activist, writer, and speaker. As director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York and the former VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for over a decade. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Elle, BBC, and elsewhere. She’s the author of Young, Gifted, and Black; Together We Rise; Step Into Your Power; and others. Learn more at www.jamiawilson.com.

Takeaway: Harness Your Magic

When we talked in today’s podcast about magic, and how it comes through belief in ourselves. It comes from our own audacity, our claiming of our space, our willingness to speak up for ourselves and for others. It’s putting yourself out there. Do you feel your magic? Have you felt it in the past? What’s a moment you can remember when you felt that tingling feeling when you knew something was right, that it was meant to be? This could have to do with your work, or with your writing, or other creative pursuits or life choices, too. Magic is all around us. Notice it. Claim it. Celebrate it.

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