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rebecca walker

Rebecca Walker contributes to the global conversation about art, politics, identity, power, and the evolution of the human family via books, television, magazines, social media, public speaking, podcasts, master classes, and teaching at the university level.

She has authored seven books on subjects ranging from multiracial identity to Black Cool, written magazine articles on issues including Barack Obama's masculinity and evolving standards of beauty, interviewed artists and thought leaders including Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, legendary bassist Meshell NdegeOcello, and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and penned essays for catalogues of visual artists including Kara Walker, Dawoud Bey, and Kehinde Wiley.

Rebecca has developed television projects with NBC, BET, Viacom, and Amazon, and spoken at over four hundred universities and corporate campuses internationally, including Harvard, Facebook and TEDx Lund in Sweden. Other media appearances include Charlie Rose, Oprah, MSNBC, CNN, Good Morning America, Fresh Air, Mike Nichols' classic film Primary Colors, and the Amazon Prime cultural touchstone, Transparent.

When she 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 a new novel, producing the film adaptation of her most recent book, Ade: A Love Story with K. Period and Bruce Cohen Productions, and writing as story editor on the Amazon/FX series One Mississippi, based on the life of comedian Tig Notaro. She lives in Los Angeles.

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