Rebecca Carroll

"I have always loved language and the power of storytelling."

Rebecca Carroll’s work is authentic and raw, and her writing has been described as “required reading.” She is a writer, cultural critic, and host of the podcast Come Through with Rebecca Carroll: 15 Essential Conversations about Race in a Pivotal Year for America.

Formerly the cultural critic at WNYC and a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times, Rebecca is currently an editor-at-large for The Meteor, a new media collective. She is also the host of the Audible original, Billie Was a Black Woman, a companion podcast to the 2021 film, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, and she is the creator and curator of the live event and audio series, In Love & Struggle, which shares the lives and experiences of Black women in America through monologues, stories, music, and humor.

Rebecca’s writing has been published widely, and she’s the author of several books about race in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America, as well as her recently published, critically-acclaimed memoir, Surviving the White Gaze, which has been optioned by MGM Studios and Killer Films with Rebecca attached to write and executive produce.

Rebecca lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Rebecca Carroll: “Surviving the White Gaze” & Transracial Adoption |The Daily Social Distancing Show


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