Magazine named Rebecca Walker one of the fifty most
influential American leaders under forty because of her
transformative views on race, gender, sexuality and power-an
award which has been followed by many others, including
the Women Who Could Be President Award from the League
of Women Voters and an Honorary Doctorate from the
Carolina School of the Arts.
is the author of the original Third Wave primer To
Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism,
in print for more than ten years and taught in Gender Studies
programs around the world; the bestselling post-civil rights
White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting
Self, winner of the Alex Award from the American Library
Association; and What
Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine The Future,
about which Booklist wrote: "Walker has done society
at large a great service by bringing forth these voices,
Rebecca's new memoir, Baby
Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence
was published in March 2007 to acclaim in the New York Times,
People Magazine, the Washington Post, Babble, and on the
KTLA Morning Show, NPR, and many more. Danzy Senna, author
of Caucasia and Symptomatic writes, "In Baby Love,
Rebecca Walker has shone a bright light on the Ambivalent
Generation. Moving, wise, and deeply honest, Baby Love has
illuminated a crucial question for our times."
has spoken at hundreds of high schools and universities
including Exeter, Head Royce, Harvard,
Oberlin, Smith, MIT, Xavier, and Stanford, and addressed
dozens of organizations and corporations including The
National Council of Teachers of English, the Walker
Arts Center, Tulisoma, RuterDam Stockholm, Hewitt Associates,
and the Ministries of Culture and Gender of Estonia, at
the first-ever Conference
on Masculinity in the Baltics. She has been featured
Morning America, and Oprah.
teaches the art of memoir at workshops, MFA
programs, and writing conferences internationally,
and is a private publishing consultant
to writers of both fiction and non-fiction developing their
work for publication. Her essays, articles, and reviews
have appeared in The Washington Post, BookForum, The Huffington
Post, Spin, Babble, Salon, Marie Claire, Glamour, Child,
Plum, Essence, Vibe, and Buddhadharma,
and several award-winning anthologies.
may be best known for her role as the original leader and
founder of Third Wave Feminism, the movement, and the co-founder
of the Third
Wave Foundation, a non-profit that works through
grant-making, leadership development, and philanthropic
advocacy to support young women ages 15 to 30 working towards
gender, racial, economic, and social justice.
is the daughter of Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Alice
Walker and esteemed civil rights attorney Mel Leventhal.
She lives in Hawaii and Northern California with her son
and his father.