Episode 7

Published on:

11th Mar 2022

Tenaj Jackson, Mutual Aid Mogul & Theater Maker

Tenaj Jackson is a New Orleans native. Like so many locals, she is a woman of many hats. Tenaj is doing beautiful mutual aid work in her neighborhood, the 7th Ward Triangle. In addition to being the world's best neighbor, she’s an active member of the New Orleans theater community and will be directing a show for The NOLA Project this summer. You can also find Tenaj if you’re looking for a massage therapist. To work out the stress in your body, check her out at BodyWerk by Naj. In this episode, she and host Mary Jacobs talk about all these things and growing up Catholic school kids. You’re guaranteed a laugh listening to this one!

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About the Podcast

Planet NOLA
Irreverent conversation about New Orleans Arts & Culture
Meet New Orleans one resident at a time. Planet NOLA offers irreverent and authentic insight into this weird and wonderful city. Hosted by local personality Mary Jacobs, it features a who’s who of local hustlers, artists, entrepreneurs, and community advocates. The conversations range from pure comedy to deep takes on the city’s political, economic, and social landscape. New Orleans is a whole world on its own, so join us in exploring it.

About your host

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Mary Jacobs

Mary Jacobs is a 4th generation Yat from Gentilly and ridiculously proud of it. She is a woman of many skills and a self-proclaimed New Orleans style hustler. She honed her performance skills locally in comedy with her group Live Girls, in theater as a playwright and director, and in film as an acting coach. Since 2016, Mary and her partner Kristin have co-owned a gym in Metairie, Vitality Community Fitness, and her latest small business endeavor is her secondhand styling service, Mary’s Rack. Planet Nola is born of her love of all things New Orleans and the people that fill it.