Jamilah Pitts is an educator, writer, social entrepreneur and yoga teacher whose work centers the liberation, healing and holistic development of communities of the global majority. She has served in various roles and spaces to promote racial justice and healing as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and as a dean. She has worked in educational spaces domestically in Massachusetts and New York, and internationally in the Dominican Republic, China and India.

As the founder and CEO of Jamilah Pitts Consulting, she partners with schools, universities, organizations and communities to advance the work of social and intersectional justice through an emphasis on wellness and educator training. Jamilah is also the founder of She Imprints, an organization designed to support the unique wellness needs of women and girls of the global majority. Her first book, Toward Liberation: Educational Practices Rooted in Activism, Healing and Love, is forthcoming.

Jamilah holds degrees from Spelman College and Boston College, and is pursuing an additional graduate degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellow, a Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar and a Fund for Teachers Fellow. She can be found at jamilahpitts.com

Articles by Jamilah

Teaching Toward Liberation With Love: Q&A With Author Jamilah Pitts

Centering liberation in the practices educators already engage with is an essential aspect to achieve a just world.

Self-Care in the Movement

Being healthy and nurturing ourselves enable giving that stems from general well-being and overflow.

‘Roe v. Wade’—What Can Educators Do?

While we may feel overwhelmed in the aftermath of the overturned landmark decision, we are neither hopeless nor helpless. A social justice education expert offers suggestions.

Students Lose When Black Women Aren’t Supported

To mitigate the harm against Black students and all children of color in schools, we must love and support Black women in school leadership roles.

Chauvin Was Found Guilty. Now What?

This open letter reminds educators that accountability isn’t justice—and that justice requires an ongoing commitment to anti-racism from all of us.
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