Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs is a mom, artist, organizer, thought leader and designer.
Tabitha is one of the women who spearheaded the organization of the Women’s March On Washington on January 21st, 2017, helping organize the largest demonstration in response to an election in U.S. history. She currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Program at Women's March. She is the co-founder of Youth Empower, the youth arm of Women's March. Tabitha has led and been an adult ally to several youth initiatives through her work with Youth EMPOWER. She led the Youth EMPOWER team in organizing the Enough! National School Walkouts that saw over 2.1 million students walk out of schools demanding safety in their schools and communities from gun violence, making it the largest decentralized single day protest in the history of this country. Tabitha coordinated the Youth Ambassador program which saw 31 young people from all over the country recognized for their outstanding activist work. She co-led the one day strike, A Day Without A Woman, which saw participation from women all over the world. Tabitha is the coordinator of the Empower toolkit, a tool for high school and college students that provides actionable tools for organizing, voter education and running for office. Empower is a product of a coalition of groups namely Women’s March, Rock The Vote, Teen Vogue, Rise to Run, The Gathering for Justice and Justice League NYC.
Tabitha is an ethical fashion advocate. She is the co-founder of Tabii Just, an artistic platform that celebrates ethical fashion. Tabitha has been featured on MTV, in MarketWatch, Al Jazeera and WWD for her work with Tabii Just. Tabitha also co-founded LIVARI, an ethical platform that marries art and activism with Claudine DeSola (Caravan Stylist Studio) and Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black) that launched during Fashion Week Fall 2017 to rave reviews. LIVARI has been featured in WWD, NowThis, LA Times, Forbes, Nylon, Bustle, NY1, Huffington Post, Sourcing Journal among others. Tabitha consults with fashion brands on accountability in the industry specifically regarding racial equity. Tabitha is also on the Advisory Council of The New Fashion Initiative and The New Standard Institute.
Tabitha is a leading voice on parenting anti-racist children and writes often about raising multiracial children in today's America. Read some of her writings here. Tabitha is also the author of the biweekly column, Raising Anti-Racist Kids with Romper.com.
Tabitha has held talks about the intersection of art and activism at several educational institutions including the Fashion Institute of Technology, St. Francis College, Gettysburg College, George Washington University and DePauw University, to name a few. Tabitha has also been a panelist about the topic of sustainable fashion and/or activism at Yale University, the Sustainable Textile Summit, NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council Sustainability Summit, the Women's Convention, Go Green Convention and more.
Tabitha consulted with Penguin on the kids book, Little Activists, released in Fall 2017. Together with 24 other Women's March organizers, Tabitha was recognized as one of Glamour Magazine’s 2017 Women of the Year. She has been featured in the book, 200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World and was named one of 100 Women Who Stood Up To Trump In His First 100 Days. Tabitha was also named one of Nylon's 8 Emerging Designers Who Are Changing The Game.