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One Big Happy Family w/ Joy Keys & Author Rebecca Walker

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Special Guest: Rebecca Walker is the author of the original Third Wave primer To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism; 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 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.

Her latest collection, One Big Happy Family, explores the explosion of non-traditional family configurations in the US, and includes perspectives on polyamory, transracial adoption, househusbandry, and single motherhood.

Rebecca 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. Rebecca is the daughter of Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Alice Walker and esteemed civil rights attorney Mel Leventhal.