Bio

Mirabelle Jones is a critically acclaimed writer and visual artist born in the Bay Area and currently living in Los Angeles, CA. Her works have been acquired by the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at USC, the Center on Contemporary Art, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She has held residencies at The Hive Gallery and Studios, Women’s Studio Workshop, The Foundry Nights, and KALA Arts Institute. She is a contributor for Ms. Magazine as well as a freelance journalist, fiction writer, and poet. Currently, she operates as the Community Arts Organizer for the anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! LA and serves as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate for East LA Women’s Center. She has received awards from The Pollination Project and the College Book Arts Association for her project JARRING III, a collection of survivor narratives with proceeds benefiting rape crisis centers. In 2011, she founded the organization Art Against Assault, a grassroots arts collective encouraging the development of creative works which promote sexual assault and domestic violence awareness while raising funds for national and local resources. Her works have been heralded by the Huffington Post, ArtNet, Bustle, ATTN, Refinery29, Inquisitr, Mic., Sleek Magazine, Feminist Magazine Radio, and elsewhere. She is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and universities on the subject of the intersection of advocacy and the arts and has presented at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Maryland Institute College of the Arts, Mills College, the Academy of Art, and beyond. The first woman to graduate in the Fiction concentration from the MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing at Mills College, she is the Founder & Editor in Chief of The Book Art Blog and a docent at the International Printing Museum.
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