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Hey y'all, I'm Meg

Welcome to my portfolio. It is full of my love and my rage. Many laughs and many tears have burst from the making of these works. Enjoy!

 

About Meg Jo

Meg Jo is an artist-activist-scholar in Nashville, TN. She began painting during the 2016 presidential election. Prior to pursuing art, Meg worked as an organizer in her home state of Alabama. Her paintings tell a story of the twisted internal endeavor of activism she has faced and continues to live. Meg is currently a PhD student of sociology at Vanderbilt University where she specializes in power and the emotional labor of activism. Meg employs her art as a tool to supplement her research and deepen its impact. Her inspiration stems from the late-greats Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Zora Neale Hurston, and the phenomenal living icons bell hooks, Angela Davis, and adrienne maree brown.  A strong believer in the use of arts for social change, Meg also works as a creative research consultant. Please feel free to get in touch for more information.

 
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"Our labor has become more important than our silence."

-Audre Lorde, from A Song For Many Movements

 

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