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I like this video, because no matter what people try to do me, "I got life."
Heroes"All human beings who seek to preserve their intrinsic human goodness in the midst of the degenerate times in which we live." ..
ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY: 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbands, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love
On sale February 19
"A moving, wildly diverse collection showing how radically different familial configurations can work...The essays she assembles smash class, race and gender stereotypes to collectively demonstrate the fluidity of the contemporary family unit...Eye-opening and sometimes shocking, as it brilliantly explodes traditional notions about the nuclear family."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"These plainspoken, cage-rattling essays, collected by Walker (What Makes a Man), address how dramatically the traditional nuclear family has changed...These fresh, diverse views represent an authentic, valuable new reality."
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Rebecca Walker was born to an African-American mother and white, Jewish father in the throes of the American civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi. She has since lived in Mexico, Kenya, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New Haven, Connecticut where she graduated cum laude from Yale University. Time Magazine named her one of the fifty most influential American leaders of her generation for her critique of identity politics, and articulation of innovative approaches to social justice and human transformation.
Rebecca is the author of the original Third Wave primer To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism, a book exploring the relevance of feminism to generations X and Y; 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, a book about new paradigms of masculinity.
Rebecca's memoir about motherhood and feminism, Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence was published in 2007, and her new collection about courageous family configurations: One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talks About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love, is coming from Riverhead Books in February of 2009.
Walker lectures widely, and has spoken at hundreds of universities and high schools including Exeter, Harvard, Oberlin, Smith, MIT, and Stanford, and addressed dozens of organizations and corporations including Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Sony Music, The National Council of Teachers of English, RuterDam Stockholm, Hewitt and Associates, and the Ministries of Culture and Gender of Estonia, at the first-ever Conference on Masculinity in the Baltics.
Her essays, articles, blog posts, and reviews can be read in Newsweek, Real Simple, TheRoot.com, The Washington Post, BookForum, The Huffington Post, Spin, Babble, Salon, Marie Claire, Glamour, Child, Plum, CNN.COM, Essence, Vibe, Buddhadharma, What is Enlightenment, Self, and several award-winning anthologies. She teaches the art of memoir at workshops, MFA programs, and writing conferences internationally, and is a private publishing consultant to non-fiction writers developing their work for publication.
One of the original leaders of third wave feminism, Rebecca is 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 of all backgrounds, aged 15 to 30, working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice.
She is the recipient of the Women Who Could Be President Award from the League of Women Voters, The Woman of Distinction Award from the American Association of University Women, and an Honorary Doctorate from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has been featured on Charlie Rose, Fresh Air, Good Morning America, Oprah, and profiled in the New York Times.
Rebecca sits on the boards of the environmental organization Save the Bay, and Children As They Are, a project of GenderPac. Rebecca has studied Hinduism, and Buddhist philosophy with renowned Buddhist masters, for twenty years.
She lives with her family in Hawaii. ..
ADELE - Make You Feel My Love
Who I'd like to meet:Machik Lapdron, Richard Boleslavsky, Queen Nzinga, Princess Ka'iulani, Ana Mendieta, Frederick Douglass, Buddha, You
- Status: Married
- Ethnicity: Other
- Religion: Buddhist
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: Grad / professional school
- Occupation: Author, Speaker, Mother
1987 to 1992
- New Haven, CT
- Graduated: 1992
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree