Kosoko Jackson is a digital media associate for Rock the Vote, and manages social media accounts totaling over 270,000 followers; along with churning out weekly informational blog posts & election reminders. Like a communications machine...which, he basically is. Though skilled in the pithiness of social media, Kosoko has always loved the creativity and long hand form of novel writing; ever since he penned his first novel during 9th grade (aka 2005), when he sat in his mother’s class—bored—while she set up her classroom before the school year started. Since then, he has penned 3 completed novels, 2 published short stories, 2 short essays and plenty of other mischievous writing projects.
Kosoko came to writing with the desire to create powerful, emotional stories about LGBTQA teens, where the story isn’t solely about them being ‘different’. Having been a safe-space camp director for LGBT individuals for a year and a half, a high school residential camp counselor, and over 3 years in non-profit advocacy work, writing—both professionally and personally—became an outlet for speaking truth to power.
When not writing, Kosoko loves enjoys movies (& saw 83 movies in 2016, aiming for 100 in 2017), indie music, female driven period pieces, and the existential crisis of being a black gay hipster–who hates camping. He is also an Americorps graduate & finishing up his BS in public health this year.
You can reach him at AuthorKosokoJackson (at) gmail dot com or on twitter @KosokoJackson