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Jessica Elefante

Author of Raising Hell, Living Well (Penguin Random House)

​​Keynote Speaker, Leader of Folk Rebellion

Jessica Elefante is a writer and artist who has spent the last few decades examining what it means to be human in our modern world. Her essays have appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and more. As the Founder of acclaimed Folk Rebellion and critic of today’s culture, Elefante’s award-winning talks, films, and work has been featured by Vogue, Inc., Los Angeles Times, The Observer, Paper Mag, Wired, and elsewhere. In her previous life as a brand strategist, she was recognized on the “40 under 40” list and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and New York University. Raised in Upstate New York, she now lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Her title, Raising Hell, Living Well, is forthcoming with Penguin Random House in 2023.

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Keynote Lecture Topics

  • Digital Wellbeing For A Screened-In World

    Technology makes the impossible possible. Yet, being truly present is not only a rebellious act—but may represent a new modern type of freedom.

  • Having It All; At What Cost?

    How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. What does ‘having it all’ really mean? Let’s hit pause and redefine that, before we all burn out and have nothing left to give. 

  • The Power Of Pause

    From having zero chill to not having enough, Jess tackles the ins and outs of why ‘less is more’ isn’t just a trend but necessary for wellbeing, creativity, and innovation. 


Raising Hell, Living Well

Ballantine Books