Who is TLJ?
Tiffany L. Jones is an artist, educator, designer, activist, healer and ordained officiant specializing in LGBTQ weddings. She is Southern feed and New York City breed. She loves colors, beads, laughter, fabric, paint, oddities, fashion, sharing, cooking, creating, dancing and learning. She loves music. Any kind of music. She is known for having many hairstyles and a collection of eyewear. She adores her family.
She is storyteller, a skill learned from her parents. She is committed to unearthing the intersections of our stories to provide opportunities for growth and healing. She believes everyone has a story to tell and to learn from.
She studied graphic design and received a BA in Graphic Communications. While in college she was an apprentice/assistant to doll and textile artist Adrienne McDonald, in which she learned the art of cloth doll making and began Love, Mama dolls in 2001. With her passion for teaching, social change and art making Tiffany pursued a Master’s degree in Art Education from New York University.
Currently she is an Art Teacher in the New York City Public School system. During her career an art educator she has created the Zanmi Means Friend Project, a cultural exchange project connecting NYC students & Haitian elementary students, piloted a official Black Lives Matter Art & Activism course for NYC teens titled “I Honor You”and is a partner teacher of the New Museum. She can be found advising art organizations, creating art and advocating for Art Education in the lives of young people in NYC.
You may also find her dancing with friends to house music, enjoying the breeze, reading a book, or cooing over cute babies.
While her identity is multifaceted, glowing & growing, you can find out more about TLJ under the following identifying tabs:
The Hopeful Art of Black Futures Month featured in the Daily Dot
- City As School featured in the Business Insider