Jennifer R. Farmer is a writer, trainer and activist communicator. She is the author of the forthcoming book, “First and Only: How Black Women Navigate Work and Life (Fortress Press).” Her debut book, “Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget: A Strategy Guide,” was published in 2017 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. She is host of the United Methodist Women’s podcast #UMWFaithTalks.
Through her writing, Jennifer focuses on everything from her faith to developing better leaders to issues of race and culture. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Blavity, Society for Nonprofits, Chronicle of Philanthropy, CNN, The Root, HuffPost, LifeHack, PR Daily, Red Letter Christians and more.
The founder of Spotlight PR LLC, a boutique firm specializing in communications strategy and training for leaders and groups committed to social and racial justice, Jennifer has provided services to national organizations in the social and racial justice space. Jennifer’s understanding of the intersection of politics, advocacy and media has helped the leaders and groups she’s worked with standout in a crowded media landscape. She and the teams she has led have booked clients and colleagues in news stories and TV segments in leading print, digital and broadcast media outlets including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA Today, Politico, HuffPost, The View, The Real, CNBC, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, the Joe Rogan Podcast, The Breakfast Club, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, MSNBC’s AM Joy, and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.