Jessica Lowell Mason


JESSICA LOWELL MASON is a performer, scholar, educator, social justice activist-advocate, public speaker, and writer. Between 2012 and 2016, Jess taught composition courses at Spoon River College, Carl Sandburg College, and Western Illinois University, where she was a master's graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of English. Since her return to New York in 2016, Jess has worked as an actor at Shakespeare in Delaware Park (Macbeth), a script-developer for Ujima Theatre Co. (Free Fred Brown), a teaching artist at Just Buffalo Literary Center (Re-/Un-Writing the Identity), an assistant stage manager at the Jewish Repertory Theatre (4000 Miles), and Interim Director of Digital Publishing at Prometheus Books. Between 2017 and 2018, Jess served as House Manager at the Jewish Repertory Theatre and as Rights Associate at Prometheus Books. In August 2018, she will begin the PhD program in Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo. In 2014, Jess was awarded the Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award by the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Her poems, articles, and reviews have appeared in a number of journals, including The Comstock Review, Lambda Literary, Gender Focus, Sinister Wisdom, Lavender Review, IthacaLit, and The Feminist Wire. She is the co-founder of a feminist mental health literacy organization, Madwomen in the Attic, and the mother of two ninja-daughters.

Feminism, Beyond and Within: A Review of Brave

Brave, Disney-Pixar’s newly released fantasy adventure film, features two female protagonists struggling within the strictures and dynamics of 10th century life in the Scottish ... [ more ]

Brave, Disney-Pixar’s newly released fantasy adventure film, features two female protagonists struggling within the ... [ more ]

Brave, Disney-Pixar’s newly released fantasy adventure film, features two female protagonists struggling within the strictures and dynamics of 10th ... [ more ]

Watching “Vegucated” With a Feminist Eye

I just watched Vegucated, a documentary that follows three meat-eating New Yorkers through their journeys into veganism – a lifestyle that – for a ... [ more ]

I just watched Vegucated, a documentary that follows three meat-eating New Yorkers through their ... [ more ]

I just watched Vegucated, a documentary that follows three meat-eating New Yorkers through their journeys into veganism – a ... [ more ]

My Father Met Eve Ensler and they both wanted to tell me that I Am an Emotional Creature

Eve Ensler, meet my father. Father, meet Eve. That’s the way I would have introduced them if I were present when they met. But ... [ more ]

Eve Ensler, meet my father. Father, meet Eve. That’s the way I would have ... [ more ]

Eve Ensler, meet my father. Father, meet Eve. That’s the way I would have introduced them if I were ... [ more ]

The Two Faces of Time: Answering “Are You Mom Enough?”

Visceral reactions are where it’s at when it comes to Time Magazine’s cover story, “Are You Mom Enough?” While the topic of attachment parenting ... [ more ]

Visceral reactions are where it’s at when it comes to Time Magazine’s cover story, ... [ more ]

Visceral reactions are where it’s at when it comes to Time Magazine’s cover story, “Are You Mom Enough?” While ... [ more ]

Conversations with Ashley Judd

I, like many of you, have read Ashley Judd’s feminist piece about the patriarchal objectification of the physical bodies of women and girls in ... [ more ]

I, like many of you, have read Ashley Judd’s feminist piece about the patriarchal ... [ more ]

I, like many of you, have read Ashley Judd’s feminist piece about the patriarchal objectification of the physical bodies ... [ more ]