Jackie Hill-Perry is an American poet, writer, and hip hop artist from St. Louis. Jackie initially garnered popularity for her performances of spoken word pieces such as "My Life as a Stud", "A Poem About Weed," and "Jig-a-Boo" at the Passion 4 Christ Movement (P4CM).
An encounter with sexual abuse as a child contributed to the confusion over her gender identity she faced while growing up. She lived a life of sexual promiscuity and struggled with drug and pornography addiction, until her conversion to Christianity in 2008. Her self-proclaimed status as a former lesbian has sparked controversy, with many gay rights activists. Jackie, however, maintains her belief that God can transform lives and that He empowers believers to resist temptation.
She has written for various Christian ministry organizations, such as The Resurgence and Desiring God, on the topic of Christianity and homosexuality. She signed to the Portland, Oregon-based Christian hip hop label Humble Beast in January 2014, and released her debut album on November 4, 2014, available both commercially and for free. Jackie and her husband, Preston Perry, have one child.