C. Shardae Jobson
Writer. A contributing journalist + reporter. Negra. An art and makeup geek. Pop culture expert. Shares a zodiac sign with Rihanna and a birthday with Drew Barrymore and Pebbles Flintstone. Warholian since birth. DJ. A bibliophile. Profoundly eccentric. A wanderlust-er. Believes in never giving up on living your best life.
Pick your poison.
Jobson earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, in English, from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Keep on, keepin’ on.
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“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison (1931-2019)
As a DJ, Jobson has played at Hotel Chantelle (NYC), The Westway (NYC), 6B (Boston) and formerly known as Gallery Bar, what has since become the new location of Max Fish (NYC). In summer of 2015, she earned a Sunday afternoon residency at Sweet & Vicious by the Bowery.
Favorite Albums (in no particular order)
Version 2.0, Garbage
The Velvet Rope, Janet Jackson
Celebrity Skin, Hole
Songs For You, Tinashe
X, Kylie Minogue
Fever to Tell, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Favorite Films (in no particular order):
Mi Vida Loca (1993)
My Girl (1991)
The Craft (1996)
A Goofy Movie (1995)
Saving Face (2004)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Holiday Affair (1949)
Books: (in no particular order)
Passing by Nella Larsen
So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum
Just As Long We’re Together by Judy Blume
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg