Anita Jackson is MomsRising's Digital Communications Director. Working across the organization, as well as with external partners, her work on strategic communication is integrated with every campaign. Organizing in both creative and tried-and-true ways, MomsRising's content reaches an audience of several million, including an active, diverse, and influential network across traditional and social media platforms.
Anita leads the innovative communications campaigns that drive policy-changing grassroots action, organizational growth and partnerships, and earns corporate and lawmakers' attention. Her strategies have also gained earned media for the organization.
Anita earned her AB from UC Berkeley and her JD from American University's Washington College of Law, where she worked on complex international human rights litigation and focused studies on women's rights and human rights.
When did you realize moms have superpowers?
“The first time I helped a woman give birth as her doula, I saw how the process could be transformational. She became a force of nature. She could anticipate her newborn's needs, feed the baby with her own body. Of course, every mom is different. But I saw so often how women became spokespeople for their own lives and their families when they became moms. Caring for a newborn in the focused way of a parent empowered me to speak up much more, too. Putting my newborn's needs front and center helped me hone my voice as an advocate. Being a mom is great training for advocacy work!”