JLove Calderon: author • educator • producer
Author, educator, and producer of film and television, JLove Calderón has worked passionately on social justice, race and gender issues for the last 16 years. In settings that range from hip-hop ciphers to the college classroom, JLove is widely respected for her advocacy of “truth, love, and freedom” as guiding principles to inspire dialogue and action toward liberation for all people and the planet. She has authored four books: We Got Issues! with Rha Goddess; That White Girl (optioned for film); Conscious Women Rock the Page! Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change (nominated for a NAACP Image Award) with Marcella Runell Hall, E-Fierce, and Black Artemis; and Love, Race, and Liberation; ‘Til the White Day is Done with Marcella Runell Hall. Her fifth book, Occupy White Privilege, A Political Memoir drops in 2012. She has also contributed to Who’s Your Mama? The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers, edited by Yvonne Bynoe. Under her company, JLove Calderon Enterprises, LLC, JLove creates and develops original content and currently has five TV shows and two Feature Film projects in development. She is a Certified Empowerment Coach, and graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Africana Studies and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Long Island University.