Alex J. Bledsoe
A Free Woman. Alex J. Bledsoe is a writer, filmmaker and communications strategist. Alex’s work is inspired by dismantling systems that exploit the most vulnerable members of society, including racism and white supremacy, misogyny, violence and capitalism. She is currently producing and directing OAKLEAD, a documentary exploring the lead poisoning crisis in Oakland, investigating the correlation between socioeconomic status and access to equitable housing and healthcare.
Alex is a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow, and was previously a guest columnist for The Washington Post and an Aspen Institute emerging writer nominee. Her photojournalism, Aqui Tem, documented social change in Brazil ahead of the World Cup and Olympics, and was featured in The Washington Post. Alex earned her B.S. in international politics from Georgetown University, and speaks Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic.