Abeni Jones

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Abeni Jones is a trans woman of color writer, editor, and educator based in California. A former middle and high school teacher, she now writes for a variety of publications, is a freelance artist and designer, and facilitates workshops and trainings around the country focusing on racial and gender justice and community building. She is currently the managing editor of PushBlack, ​​the nation's largest non-profit media organization for Black Americans. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Autotraddle.com, Fast Company, Travel + Leisure, and Travel Weekly. * Received a bachelor's degree in rheotric and composition/writing studies from Pepperdine University * Received a teaching credential in English language and literature from Mills College * Former English teacher at Oakland Unified School District

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