Javacia’s Bio

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In case you need my bio, allow me to give you the long and short of it and speak about myself in third person for a moment.

The long of it…

Javacia Harris Bowser is a writer, educator, and entrepreneur based in Birmingham, Alabama, and the founder and president of See Jane Write, a membership organization and website for women who write and blog.

Because of See Jane Write, Bowser was once selected as one of the smartest women in Birmingham by the Women Fund of Greater Birmingham’s SMART Party Committee, selected as one of Birmingham’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal in 2015 and honored as one of Birmingham’s “Women Who Inspire” by Girls on the Run. In 2016 she was included in Southern Living magazine’s list of Innovators Changing the South, alongside household names like Dolly Parton and Reese Witherspoon and selected as one of 30 Women Who Shape the State by Alabama Media Group. 

A professionally trained journalist, Bowser has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.

She worked for several years for the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky before returning to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama in 2009 to teach at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where she teaches English and has created an elective called Women and the Media to train students how to write for the web and how to examine representations of women in the media.

Bowser continues her professional writing career as a freelance journalist, columnist, and blogger. She has written for Birmingham magazine, USA Today, Birmingham’s NPR affiliate WBHM 90.3 FM, and a number of other media outlets. She writes a monthly column for B-Metro magazine and is a regular contributor to StyleBlueprint Birmingham.

Bowser is married to Edward T. Bowser, a blogger, editor and columnist, and is sure she can out dance you any day of the week. When she’s not writing, reading, teaching or dancing, she is usually eating cupcakes or brunch, or cupcakes for brunch, or training for a half-marathon in hopes of burning off all that frosting and French toast.

Feel free to contact Bowser at javacia@seejanewritebham.com.  

 

The short of it…

Javacia Harris Bowser is a writer, educator, and entrepreneur based in Birmingham, Ala., and the founder and president of See Jane Write, an award-winning membership organization and website for women who write and blog. A proud graduate of the journalism programs at University of Alabama and the University of California at Berkeley, Bowser has written for a number of local and national media outlets including USA Today, Birmingham magazine, B-Metro magazine, and Birmingham’s NPR affiliate WBHM 90.3 FM. By day, she teaches English at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.