Jen Willsea, she/her, is an Atlanta-based and western New York-raised queer mama, sewist and illuminator of truth and possibilities. For nearly 20 years, Jen has been facilitating, consulting, and organizing for antiracism and economic justice. Jen supports multiracial organizational transformation in co-facilitation partnership with several BIPOC individuals and BIPOC-led consulting firms. She has more than 10 years of experience doing anti-oppression consulting and facilitation work for groups large and small, national and local–much of her training was as Senior Associate at the Interaction Institute for Social Change 2008-2017, and through the lead consultant certification process at VISIONS, Inc. Jen works specifically with white individuals as a coach, and with white groups as a facilitator and trainer, to unravel allegiance to whiteness and to co-create white anti-racist culture and practices.
Jen’s organizing work has included serving as Member of the Board of Directors at Resource Generation 2009-2017, leading the It Starts Today campaign in 2014, organizing $1.4 million in funding to more than 100 Black-led groups organizing for Black liberation across the U.S., and in 2019 acting in a white accomplice role to help launch The Black Mecca Project, which cultivates the conditions for Black liberation and self-determination. Jen’s work is motivated by a love for humanity and the earth, and a belief that white people can and must transform ourselves if we are to end white supremacy and participate in a future that supports all people to thrive.