Rebecca Walker

  • New York, NY
  • Fees* On Request

Tagline: Diversity Speaker

Talent Highlights

  • Popular Thought Leader and Diversity Speaker
  • Award-winning Writer and Cultural Ambassador
  • Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation
  •  She writes and produce stories that transform the global conversation about race, gender, power, and the evolution of the human family

Keynote Topics

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • New Leadership in Difficult Times

Rebecca Walker, a prominent figure in the literary world, a dedicated advocate for diversity, and a respected voice in the LGBTQ community. With a compelling blend of personal experience, intellectual insight, and a commitment to social change, Rebecca Walker captivates audiences worldwide as both an author and a keynote speaker. About Rebecca Walker: Rebecca Walker […]

Rebecca Walker, a prominent figure in the literary world, a dedicated advocate for diversity, and a respected voice in the LGBTQ community. With a compelling blend of personal experience, intellectual insight, and a commitment to social change, Rebecca Walker captivates audiences worldwide as both an author and a keynote speaker.

About Rebecca Walker:

Rebecca Walker is a trailblazing author, speaker, and advocate whose work spans multiple genres and addresses a wide array of social and cultural issues. Born on November 17, 1969, in Jackson, Mississippi, Rebecca spent her formative years navigating the complexities of identity, race, and gender within the context of her mixed-race heritage. As the daughter of acclaimed author Alice Walker and civil rights lawyer Mel Leventhal, Rebecca was exposed to activism and social justice from an early age, shaping her worldview and fueling her passion for change.

Areas of Expertise:

Rebecca Walker’s expertise encompasses a diverse range of topics, including:

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Drawing from her own experiences as a biracial woman, Rebecca is a leading voice in discussions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. She explores the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, challenging conventional narratives and advocating for greater understanding and acceptance.
  • LGBTQ Rights and Representation: As a member of the LGBTQ community, Rebecca is deeply committed to advancing LGBTQ rights and amplifying LGBTQ voices. She addresses issues of identity, acceptance, and social justice, fostering dialogue and promoting equality for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Feminism and Gender Equality: Building on her mother’s legacy as a feminist icon, Rebecca is a staunch advocate for gender equality and women’s rights. She explores the complexities of modern feminism, confronting stereotypes, and advocating for the empowerment of women and girls worldwide.
  • Creative Writing and Storytelling: With a celebrated career as an author, Rebecca is an expert in the art of storytelling. She shares insights into the creative process, the power of narrative, and the importance of diverse voices in literature and media.

Books by Rebecca Walker:

Rebecca Walker has authored several acclaimed books that have resonated with readers around the globe. Some of her notable works include:

“Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self” (2001): In this groundbreaking memoir, Rebecca reflects on her experiences growing up as the biracial daughter of a white Jewish mother and a black father. She explores themes of identity, belonging, and the search for self in a society shaped by race and culture.

“Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence” (2007): In this candid and thought-provoking memoir, Rebecca chronicles her journey to motherhood and grapples with the complexities of maternal desire, ambivalence, and societal expectations. She challenges traditional notions of motherhood and celebrates the diverse paths to parenthood.

“Adé: A Love Story” (2013): Set against the backdrop of Kenya’s political turmoil in the 1990s, this novel follows the passionate romance between a young American woman, Farida, and a Swahili man named Adé. Rebecca explores themes of love, identity, and cultural difference in a captivating narrative that transcends borders and boundaries.

“What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine the Future” (2019, co-edited with Lily Diamond): In this thought-provoking anthology, Rebecca and co-editor Lily Diamond bring together a diverse group of writers to explore the evolving landscape of masculinity. Through personal essays, poetry, and fiction, contributors offer insights into the complexities of male identity and challenge traditional notions of manhood.

Why Book Rebecca Walker as a Keynote Speaker:

Rebecca Walker is a dynamic and engaging speaker who brings a unique blend of personal insight, intellectual rigor, and passion for social change to every event. Here are some compelling reasons to book Rebecca as a keynote speaker:

  1. Compelling Personal Story: Rebecca’s own journey of self-discovery and activism provides a powerful backdrop for her speeches, offering audiences a glimpse into the complexities of identity and the quest for belonging.
  2. Expertise Across Diverse Topics: From diversity and inclusion to LGBTQ rights and feminism, Rebecca’s expertise spans a wide range of timely and important issues, making her a versatile and impactful speaker for a variety of audiences.
  3. Engaging and Thought-Provoking Presentations: Known for her eloquence and authenticity, Rebecca delivers presentations that are both informative and inspiring. She challenges audiences to think critically about pressing social issues and encourages dialogue and reflection.
  4. Promotion of Diversity and Representation: As a champion of diversity and representation, Rebecca’s presence as a speaker underscores a commitment to inclusivity and amplifying marginalized voices, making her an ideal choice for organizations seeking to foster a more inclusive and equitable environment.

Contact Rebecca Walker:

For inquiries regarding speaking engagements, book signings, or media appearances, please contact Rebecca Walker’s team through the contact form below.

We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you in creating meaningful dialogue and positive change.

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