michal mj jones is a black queer, and non-binary writer, activist, educator, and musician living in Oakland, CA. their writing journey began at the age of 7, in the basement of their childhood home of Lansing, MI. a quiet child in love with the power of words, they spent their preteens sipping late night coffee while they wrote their first novel into the early morning. writing, is, and has been, woven into the fabric of their being.
a talented and curious interdisciplinary writer of essay, poetry and fiction, mj's work has been featured at Foglifter Press, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, The Body Is Not An Apology, and Wear Your Voice Magazine. mj is a recipient of the 2019 San Francisco Writer's Grotto Fellowship, is a VONA Fellow and a 2-time selected participant of the Kearny Street Workshop's Interdisciplinary Writers Lab. mj's words are deeply open and vulnerable, reflect life living at the intersections of identity, and put on display a unique and genuine sense of self-awareness.
mj believes in the power of vulnerability, creativity, artistic expression, and music to radically transform individuals and connect community. their newest and best muse is their infant son, Glory.