Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker 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 memoir Black, 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. Rebecca’s memoir, Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, was published 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 You Are Free 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.” Her third collection, One Big Happy Family, explores the explosion of non-traditional family configurations in the U.S., and includes perspectives on polyamory, transracial adoption, househusbandry and single motherhood. Her latest collection, Black Cool, explores the singular aesthetic that has helped to shape the world. Walker teaches the art of memoir at workshops, MFA programs, and writing conferences internationally. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Book Forum, The Huffington Post, Spin, Babble, Salon, Marie Claire, Glamour, Child, Plum, Essence, Vibe, Buddhadharma and several award-winning anthologies.