Culture Writer

Jeneé Osterheldt

Jeneé Osterheldt is a culture writer who covers identity and social justice through the lens of culture and the arts. Sometimes this means writing about Cardi B. and black womanhood. Sometimes this means expounding on the importance of athletes taking a knee.

She joined the Globe as a culture writer in 2018. A native of Alexandria, Va. and a graduate of Norfolk State University, Osterheldt was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where her studies focused on the intersection of art and justice. She previously worked as a Kansas City Star culture columnist.

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Jeneé Osterheldt | Commentary

Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Netflix documentary is black history

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

Queen Bey’s new Netflix documentary and live album celebrate her historic Coachella performance, HBCUs, and black culture.

JENEÉ OSTERHELDT | COMMENTARY

How Nipsey Hussle motivated people from Crenshaw to Roxbury

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

Black and brown communities across the country are celebrating slain rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle.

JENEÉ OSTERHELDT | COMMENTARY

Gender bending fashion at the MFA: Men in skirts, women in tuxes, them in genderless gear

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

A new show at the Museum of Fine Arts traces fashion’s relationship to gender and the way we use it to express ourselves beyond the boxes offered to us.

JENEE OSTERHELDT | COMMENTARY

Jussie Smollett: Forever the boy who cried truth. Or wolf

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

The lie, whether the “Empire” actor told one or not, will be one he wears for the rest of his life.