Photo:: Adora Wilson-Eye
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”
Samantha Jo is a Visual Artist born and raised in Chicago. In 2015, she graduated from Columbia College Chicago with her BFA in Fashion Business & Marketing/PR. During her junior year, she found time to study abroad at the University of Art London and fell in love with contemporary art. With that drive, she created the art brand ‘Samantha Jo’; inspired by nature, recycled materials, contemporary design, and her Black American & West African culture. Outside of art, Samantha is an advocate for mental health and periodically hosts self-care workshops + events centered around mental health awareness for women of color.