Jacob Anderson-Minshall is a multimedia storyteller and social change artist.
Jacob creates and manages content for a national online media outlet where he maintains an entertainment channel, producing articles, writing a blog, moderating a forum and distributing a weekly newsletter.
With his co-conspirator, Diane, Jacob is co-writing a memoir, Queerly Beloved about their relationship surviving his transition from lesbian to trans man.
A journalist, Jacob has written articles for Bitch and Curve magazines, profiled LGBT entertainers for Windy City Times and Just Out, written op-ed pieces for SheWired.com and covered environmental issues for KBOO radio news and Sustainable Today TV. He currently covers LGBT graphic novels for Here Media.
Jacob’s artwork has been published in print and hung in shows across the country, including in 2012′s UNCENSORED: Queer Art and the Church the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York. He designed the cover for the anthology Hung Jury and has created marketing material for numerous clients. His photography has illustrated online articles and consumer publications; while his videography has been incorporated into a web TV show.
Jacob sits on the board of Lambda Literary Foundation, the organization that nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers.
Jacob has previously created brand identities, designed websites, built databases, written grant proposals, established a literary salon (and a multiple-author book tour), launched a national magazine, raised funds for numerous non profits and served as Assistant Press Secretary on a U.S. Senate campaign.
A former open space ranger, Jacob is also committed to preserving and restoring natural areas. He has designed landscapes, transformed backyards into urban gardens and introduced homeowners to edible horticulture and native plants.
Jacob currently lives in Southern California with his co-conspirator, Diane Anderson-Minshall and several bossy Chihuahuas. He still misses being a ranger, old friends, foster kids and Cascadia.