Jocelyn is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Womxn Project and the Co-Founder and Chair of the Womxn Project Education Fund. She has built her reputation as a community gatherer and artist spanning two decades in a marketing and promotions career; as a graduate professor of art and design; and as a successful gallery artist combining performance, sculpture, and spectacle. Her passion for shared experiences and community growth led to creating an art collective with other MFA artists around Los Angeles to further unrepresented voices in the fine art world. Jocelyn was a recipient of the 2014 NEA and City of Long Beach, CA Arts Grant and the prestigious Emerging Visual Artist fellow with the California Community Foundation.
Returning to the East Coast, Jocelyn created a lecture series at Hera Gallery in RI in response to the 2016 election to educate the public using subject matter experts in art, activism, and politics. This led to national recognition for lobbying and the creation of accessible, grass roots, art and spectacle-based activism that helped lead the state to codify Roe vs. Wade protections as law.
Jocelyn’s continued mission is to bring her artistic training and experience as a marketing director, contemporary feminist sculptor and design professor to the artivist movement that champions and includes all persons.
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Born and raised by her two dads in Northeast Los Angeles, Kaitlynn is a first generation American and a Latina who brings a passion for politics. Kaitlynn was the Editor-in-Chief of her high school newspaper and a volunteer with her local neighborhood organizations. She came out east to attend the University of Massachusetts Boston where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a minor in Public Policy from the Honors College. She also received a graduate certificate in Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy and went on to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree.
The Womxn Project Education Fund
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The Womxn Project Education Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses the arts to build a more just and equitable Rhode Island.