Zannah Camp

Zannah Camp is an actual mom, a deep thinker, a political operative, and a writer. She is a survivor of hair color dysphoria and having been outnumbered by clergy in her childhood home. Her work has appeared on online dating sites, women’s health-oriented press releases, and her friends’ zines in and around Oakland, CA.

Age: 33 


Twitter: ZannahCamp

What I Do, Job-wise: PR and political strategy for kick-ass non-profits that have advocacy wings. 

What I Do, Fun-wise: Fuck fun.

My Motto: “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” –MLK, 1963

My Anti-Motto: “Everything happens for a reason.”

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: It totally WASN’T Macaulay Culkin! Eddie Murphy in “Coming To America” and Geraldine Chaplin in “Dr. Zhivago” were each quite captivating, if memory serves.

My “celebs to make out with” list: I’m drawing a blank here but I assure you I have very low standards if someone’s famous.

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: This week’s it’s been “Sharp Cutting Wings (Song To a Poet) by Lucinda Williams and “Good Morning Schoolgirl” by Junior Wells. Last week and perhaps every one before it since 1994, “All I Need” by Method Man (the album version, sorry Mary J. Blige) took the prize. 

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: In One Person by John Irving- highly recommend!

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: My cherished Canadian-made golden vintage all-weather jacket.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: I find that if you bedazzle sufficiently and globally, you have no need for these.

I smell like: “Spicy flowers,” according to a former fan. It’s a good description of the one and only perfume I ever bought (in 2000, on the Champs d’Elysées, at least), “Elephant” by Kenzo.