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the professional spook who sat by the door.

the "Clarence Avant" of public relations. 


This is me

jewel bush is an award-winning journalist and communications strategist with more than 20 years of experience.

bush's journalism has appeared in The Washington Post, The Times-Picayune, The (Houma) Courier, Uptown Messenger and Next City. She has won numerous awards including distinctions from the Louisiana Press Association, The New York Times Regional Media Group and American Association of Sunday and Features Editors.

The New Orleans native has covered international stories in places like Haiti and Palestine.


bush's fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop, The New Laurel Review XXVI and Transition Magazine, a Harvard Journal on the African Diaspora. bush is an alumna of VONA/Voices, the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color in the country and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop.

Communications Strategy Communications Plans Internal & External Communications  Diversity & InclusionDEI Initiatives   Leadership    Corporate Responsibility  Complex Subject Matter Expert Strategic Partnerships Public Speaking Crisis Communications


I advise nonprofits, and organizations in strategic communications, initiatives
and campaigns.

As a communications strategist, bush has a diverse background in advocacy and organizing (grassroots, labor, political, cultural). She has worked with some of the largest public health organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Planned Parenthood as well as SEIU, Service Employees International Union. 


bush is currently the Chief of External Affairs for GirlTrek, the largest health and self-care movement for Black women and girls in the country.​

bush has served on the board of directors for the following organizations: Patois: New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Konbit Pou Edikasyon and Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana. Currently, bush is on the leadership team of Radical Communicators Network.

Writings &


jewel bush is an award-winning journalist and communications strategist with more than 20 years of experience.

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