Jessica Phoenix Sylvia is a writer, speaker, community organizer, abolitionist, and advocate for the humanization of trans prisoners—she herself is a trans woman of color currently incarcerated in Washington State. Jessica is also a self-described radical revolutionary abolitionist thinker and musical artist. Her writing and reporting characteristically ascribes to consciousness and cultural reflections that highlight self-determination, resilience, and resistance.
She considers herself an abolitionist first, and a writer second—preferring to write only about that which supports work she values—with the greatest passion for writing about the racist, gendered, ableist, colonial violence of the criminal legal system. She focuses her work on power over powerlessness, promoting transformative justice solutions that build community accountability.
As a budding existentialist philosopher and queer theorist Jessica is open to all kinds of different writing projects!