Jill Nelson Jill Nelson lives and writes in New York City

Jill Nelson is a journalist, activist, and the author of five books, among them Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience, and Straight, No Chaser: How I Became a Grown-Up Black Woman. She writes a column for NiOnline.com and blogs for wimnonline.com/WIMNsVoicesBlog. She is working on a new book, Imagining Democracy, and lives and wokes in Harlem.