Megan 'Meg Jo' Jordan is an artist-activist-scholar in Nashville, TN. She began painting just after 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. In her art, Meg acknowledges and centers the history, strengths, and potentials of Southern grassroots activism. Meg combines her art and research to build better understandings of social injustice and the vital role social movements in creating radically imagined new worlds.
A strong believer in the use of arts for political education and civic engagement, Meg creates art in community engaged ways for the purpose of pedagogy. Meg is also the lead artist of RIOT (Radical Imaginers of Tennessee) collective, where she is co-creating a local abolitionist zine to assist Nashville’s defund-the-police effort.