JLove has authored or co-edited five books including: We Got Issues! A Young Woman’s Guide to a Bold, Courageous and Empowered Life with Rha Goddess (New World Library, 2006); That White Girl which has been optioned for film (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2007); Conscious Women Rock the Page! Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change, with Marcella Runell Hall, E-Fierce, & 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.
Occupying Privilege; Conversations on Love, Race, & Liberation A new book by JLove Calderon In Occupying Privilege, today’s cultural icons--writers, activists, educators, and artists—offer unique and fresh perspectives on white supremacy, white privilege, and racial justice. So, um, what the hell is white privilege anyway, and do I have it? The short answer is if you’re white, yeah, you do. Good news is, there’s a lot we can do, together, to undo the power dynamics and racism which keep us from embracing freedom for all. Imagine if we...read more
A Young Women’s Guide to Bold, Courageous and Empowered Life (New World Library, 2006) edited by Rha-Goddess and JLove Calderon There is a movement brewing among America’s daughters. Women are branding their own form of social and political leadership. Young women have huge hopes and aspirations for themselves, and for their societies. They have limitless gifts to contribute and they have the talent and the right to make those aspirations realities. We stand firm that our growth from victim to vision is a universal process, and we celebrate...read more
'Til the White Day is Done is a multi dimensional and interactive experience focusing on racism and white privilege through art, education, and entertainment. It includes an anthology, curriculum guide, feature length documentary, workshops, and a national "town hall" style tour. . This project includes the voices of Game-Changers, Paradigm-Shifters, Wisdom-Callers: Sonia Sanchez, Talib Kweli and his father, Dr. Perry Greene, April Silver, Rosa Clemente, Danny Hoch, Inga Musico, Jeff Chang, Tim Wise, Suheir Hammad, M1, Esther Armah, Baba...read more
Conscious Women Rock the Page! Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change (CWRP) Four women have teamed up to support educators who wish to use hip hop fiction in their classrooms to explore social issues and promote activism among their students. CWRP is based on three hip hop novels praised for their treatment of substantive issues from race relations to dating violence in a genre often criticized for glorifying street life and perpetuating stereotypes. The curriculum contains over thirty lessons which are appropriate for use in middle...read more
That White Girl is a fresh and hard-edged novel chronicling a young woman's quest for self-discovery while straddling two worlds, that of her middle-class Irish Catholic upbringing and her new family -- the Crips, America's notorious street gang. What happens when a white girl flirts with the color lines and crosses the border into gang territory, where the bullets are in part real and the rules cannot be broken? JLove tells this incredible story inspired by her own remarkable life. Amber, a fearless white girl, has a passion for rap lyrics...read more