Joan Jett-Blakk for President: By Any Means Necessary poster | 27 7/16″ x 21″ | Photolithographic offset in black on
white matte stock | 1992 | Photograph by Marc Geller
Terrence Smith, also known as “Joan Jett Blakk”, is a globally recognized activist, political candidate, and drag queen from Detroit, Michigan. Smith is an African-American actor, writer, and political candidate. Smith, as Joan Jett Blakk first came to national attention when running for president of the United States in 1992.
Calling himself a blend of Divine, David Bowie and Grace Jones, Smith began performing in 1974.