2020 RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellow 

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“Jenna is joy incarnate. A true revolutionary bringing love to every project or process, Jenna is one of my favorite pleasure activists.”
— Kristiana Rae Colón

“A firm practitioner of radical inclusion and creative precision, Jenna Anast is one of the Chicago’s most profound emerging artists ...”
— Najee-Zaid Searcy

“... Jenna is an abundance-mindset leader, a connected community member, and mover and shaker who’s work goes beyond the dimensions of what can be laid out on a resume ”
— Teresa Banks

“Jenna is a deeply intentional facilitator, educator, creator, and healer. Their commitment to deep listening and affirming is clearly felt in their words, actions, and energy. They are unafraid to address harm and conflict with loving directness. ”
— Irina Zadov (pronouns: she/her/they/them) Senior Program Specialist | Young Cultural Stewards Culture Arts & Nature Unit | Chicago Park District

“Jenna is a rare mixture of compelling, funny, and professional. I’ve been consistently impressed seeing how she toggles between work at both the hyperlocal level and on stages in front of citywide audiences. Working with her has been a pleasure – the world needs more people like Jenna who can make positive social change seem both possible and fun.”
— Elliot Heilman Program Manager, Public Policy | Illinois Humanities