Jamilah King writes about culture: how it's produced, who produces it, and what that production means in our social and political landscape. She started by working on the calendar section of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, where she wrote about local bands and film screenings. From there, she worked at WireTap Magazine, an online publication that was geared toward politically active young people, where she wrote and edited feature stories and helped manage an arts and culture reporting fellowship sponsored by the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Later, she worked with formerly incarcerated young writers at New America Media's Youth Outlook, which was the largest multimedia ethnic news agency in the country. She currently works as a senior staff writer at Mic.com.
Jamilah's written about smartphones and scraper bikes and has interviewed award-winning writers, musicians and filmmakers like Robert Glasper, Chiwetel Edjiofor, Jesmyn Ward, and Daniel Alarcón.
Her work is informed by the stories of struggle and survival that she lived through and heard while growing up in San Francisco's Fillmore District. When she's not writing, she's busy playing with someone's pets or talking about the greatness of Bay Area sports teams.