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

From Nashua to Obama’s MBK Rising! in Oakland, Jordan Thompson is a keeper of the community

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

For a former foster kid, a young man dealing with the intersections of blackness, queerness, and masculinity, Thompson still finds his rise a little unbelievable.

Jeneé Osterheldt | Commentary

Could a hip-hop museum pop up in Boston?

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

Hip-hop didn’t start here, but the area did play a significant role for one of the creators of the Pop-Up Experience that is on view in D.C.

COMMENTARY | JENEÉ OSTERHELDT

When it comes to racism, if you see something, say something

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

See something, say something. That’s the Homeland Security motto Cindy McCain stuck to when she reported a woman and her child to police last week. For being an interracial family.

JENEÉ OSTERHELDT | COMMENTARY

If making America great again means no resistance, we’re screwed

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

President Trump’s State of the Union address sent a message that togetherness requires submission. That’s not democracy.