A self-described daughter of “two nasty women”, Jenna Stamm attributes her warrior energy to the two powerful women who raised her. When the Bay Area graphic designer isn’t marching for LGBT+ and women’s rights (or modeling for a Guerriers shoot!), she’s tending to her other powerhouses - her cats and her Barbara Streisand alter.
We catch up with Jenna about her at-home routine, how she’s looking at the world through designer eyes and her love of beans (yes beans!).
What people call you: Jenna
Where you live: Oakland, CA
What you do: Graphic Design
How would you describe your style?
Loud and dynamic.
Who are your icons? What is it about them that inspires you?
Hatshepsut and Barbra Streisand - 2 powerhouse women who didn't let men undermine their authority.
When do you feel most confident?
On the dance floor with friends.
What’s your daily routine?
I wake up early enough so that I can enjoy my breakfast and read without feeling rushed, then yoga, pamper/get ready, work, [try to work in] a walk around my neighborhood, decompress by cooking dinner and listening to a podcast with my boyfriend, knit while watching tv, screens are supposed to be away by 11 pm (but they never are), fall asleep with one cat in the crook of my arm and the other on my head.
Describe a time in your life when you felt like a modern warrior.
Walking in the rain during the SF women's march in 2017, carrying my "Daughter of 2 Nasty Women" sign.
How do you relax and unwind?
Watch cooking videos, dance, bake, read in front of the fireplace.
What keeps you going?
My excessively talented friends and strong moms.
Something you’re obsessed with right now:
Beans! I recently started the Bean Protocol—if you've struggled with your health and haven’t found success with allopathic medicine, I highly recommend taking a look. It initially sounds a little fringe but, at its core, is really promoting eating for health. Look up Karen Hurd and Unique Hammond for more.
Words to live by:
"The negative is just as important as the positive.” Wise words from Ellsworth Kelly about art and life.
What’s your hype up song or anthem:
"All the Idiots" by Baio
What does Warrior mean to you?
It's cliché but finding the opportunity in a setback.