For the last 10 years Jeannine A. Cook has worked as a trusted writer for several startups, corporations, non-profits, influencers, and most recently herself.
In addition to a holding a master’s degree from The University of the Arts, Jeannine is also a Leeway Art & Transformation grantee and winner of the Black Girl Magic Award, South Philly Review Difference Maker Award, Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly, Women Leading the 175th, the PACDC Equitable Entrepreneur Award, and the Metro’s Power Women Award.
Jeannine’s work has been recognized by several national and international news outlets including New York Times, Vogue Magazine, Google, Forbes, Inc., Washington Post, Oprah’s Magazine, MSNBC, and the Today Show. She is a proud educator and mother with 8 years of teaching creative storytelling in alternative schools and on city blocks.
She recently returned from Nairobi, Kenya and Birmingham, UK where she facilitated art and social change workshops with youth from 15 countries around the world.
Jeannine writes about the complex intersections of motherhood, activism, and the arts. Her pieces are featured in several publications including a column in Philadelphia Stories and articles/short stories in Princeton University Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Mothering Magazine, Girl God, Mahogany Baby, Good Mother Project, Printworks, Adelaide Magazine and midnight & indigo.
In February 2020, Jeannine completed her first book of short stories, Conversations With Harriett and opened Harriett’s Bookshop in the Fishtown section of North Philadelphia & Ida’s Bookshop in Collingswood, NJ with the mission to celebrate women authors, women artists, and women activists.
She is currently working on a memoir.