OPEN DOORS Founder & Co-Director


OPEN DOORS is a network of artists, activists and advocates motivated by community building, gun violence prevention and disability rights. At the center of this network are the Reality Poets—a group of current and former residents of an NYC long-term care facility, who are bonded through a shared mission to spread a message of realness, resilience and healing. 


Check out the Reality Poets on VICE.

Jennilie with Reality Poets Jay, El and Var (right to left) at Cornell Tech

Through her role with OPEN DOORS, Jennilie has produced several creative projects, including:


Wheeling & Healing–a poetry anthology

FADE–an original play

The Collection–a virtual arts showcase

Fire Through Dry Grass–in-progress documentary film


Reality Poets photographed by Elias Williams for Photoville 2019