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JLove Calderón:
activist • social entrepreneur • producer/director


LT-141_b2JLove is an activist, author, and conscious media maker who has spent over two decades working on issues of social justice, race, and gender. She is the author of That White Girl (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2007), which has been optioned for film. She has also co-edited four books: We Got Issues! A Young Woman’s Guide to a Bold, Courageous and Empowered Life with Rha Goddess (New World Library, 2006); Conscious Women Rock the Page! Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change, with Marcella Runell Hall, E-Fierce, and Black Artemis (Sister Outsider Publishing, 2008); Love, Race, and Liberation: ‘Til the White Day is Done with Marcella Runell Hall (Love-N-Liberation Press, 2010); and Occupying Privilege (Love-N-Liberation Press, 2012), winner in the social change category of the National Indie Excellence Awards. She’s been profiled or featured on Fox TV New York, GritTV with Laura Flanders, WBAI Radio, and throughout the blogosphere. She has garnered numerous accolades for her work in the field, including the Union Square Award and Self Magazine’s Self-Starter of the Year Award.

She has co-created and written five docu-reality TV shows that are in various stages of development. JLove is Associate Producer on the pilot The Come-Up and the short film Nobody’s Nobody. She produced and directed the short films, ASIA-ONE: Expect The Unexpected, and From Gangs to Gardens, both official selections in the 2013 and 2014  Hollywood Film Festival respectively, and From Gangs To Gardens received distribution with FUBUTV and SIMA Collections. She is co-producing That White Girl, the feature film based on her life story, and 11:55 Holyoke, a feature film by Ben Synder and Ari Issler. JLove joined forces with M1 from dead prez this year to launch JLove&M1 Productions and they just wrapped their first TV pilot featuring rapper Joey Bada$$, which she executive produced and directed.

JLove consults with technology, entertainment and lifestyle companies as a Social Impact Strategist connecting and curating innovative, transformative products, live events and experiences with a triple bottom line impact: people, planet, profit.