Anita Jackson was MomsRising's Director of Digital Communications Director and Editor in Chief of the blog. Her intersectional communications strategies were part of MomsRising's daily campaign and fundraising work. Anita led creative communications campaigns that center marginalized voices, support policy-changing grassroots action, cultivate and support grassroots donors, and drive organizational growth.
By organizing in methods both innovative and tried-and-true, MomsRising's content reaches an audience of several million, including an active, diverse, and influential network on the ground and across traditional and social media platforms.
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!”