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Rebecca  Walker

Rebecca Walker

Author, Feminist & Activist

Biography

Rebecca Walker contributes to the global conversation about gender, identity, power, and the evolution of the human family through writing books, developing film and television projects, speaking internationally, collaborating with artists and thought leaders, teaching at the university level, and participating in all forms of social media. Read More >

She has authored seven bestselling books on subjects ranging from intergenerational feminism and multiracial identity to Black Cool and ambivalent motherhood, and written dozens of articles on topics as varied as Barack Obama’s masculinity, the work of visual artist Ana Mendieta, and the changing configuration of the American family. Rebecca has developed film and television projects with NBC, Amazon, and HBO, produced the Amy J Berg documentary This Is Personal about the Women’s March with Paramount Films, and spoken at over four hundred universities and corporate campuses internationally, including Harvard, Facebook and TEDx Lund in Sweden.

When Rebecca was 21, she co-founded the Third Wave Fund for the empowerment of young women aged 15-30, which continues to make grants to women and transgender youth working for social justice. Currently, Rebecca is working on several projects including a new novel, the film adaptation of her first novel, Adé: A Love Story, an interactive journal called What’s Your Story: An Everyday Guide to Evolution (Sounds True, 2020), and a collection on Women and Money to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2021.

Rebecca has won many awards and been named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Beauty as Resistance

Speech Topics

What Makes a Man: NonToxic Masculinity for the 21st Century

White Work, Not Mine: Leaving the Intellectual Plantation and the Resurgence of Black Radical Will

Why Art Matters: The Role of Creativity in Social Change

Navigating the Intersection: Feminism(s) in the 21st Century

Beauty as Resistance: Reclaiming What Was Lost

The Sovereign Self: The Limitations of Ideology in Societal Transformation