Speakers on Feminism / Gender

Pragya Agarwal

knows the personal is always political.

Elif Batuman

is un-put-downable.

Alison Bechdel

is one to watch out for.

Thi Bui

explores the borders - national, personal, and familiar.

Mona Chalabi

is taking the numb out of numbers.

Sandra Clark

sees every side of the story.

Tameka Cage Conley

bridges the gaps.

Sloane Crosley

is a cultural critic with a punch(line).

Jennine Capó Crucet

is blazing a trail.

Rebecca Donner

is an archival sleuth.

Hope Edelman

is true to her name.

Camonghne Felix

is equally at home in poetry and politics.

Isaac Fitzgerald

is who we want to be when we grow up.

Stephanie Foo

is helping us heal.

Roxane Gay

is feminist AF.

Sarah Gerard

labors out of love.

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

is a brilliant tour guide to the most fascinating places.
Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg

calls it like it is.

Rhiana Gunn-Wright

knows that climate affects everything.

Mira Jacob

has the hard conversations.

Leslie Jamison

is required reading.

Ashley M. Jones

is a poet for the people.

Alexandra Kleeman

takes you through the looking glass.

Rachel Kushner

writes like your favorite mixtape plays.

R.O. Kwon

sets the page aflame.

Lyz Lenz

will get you fired up.

Lisa Lucas

is a reader and a leader.

Jacki Lyden

is a good person to have with you in a war zone.

Carmen Maria Machado

thinks misogyny is boring as hell (and genre, too).

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

understands the cost of war and the power of literature.

Sarah Thankam Mathews

builds community on and off the page.

Elizabeth McCracken

is a book lover's book lover. 

Debbie Millman

knows why design matters.

Natalia Molina

makes sense of community.

Tonya Mosley

asks all the right questions.

Sarah Parcak

is saving our lost civilizations, and she’s doing it from outer space.

Morgan Parker

is a poetic provocateur.

Ann Patchett

is a champion of literary culture.

Bethanne Patrick

is breaking stigma.
Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

is uncovering silences in the archives.

Junauda Petrus

meets the struggle with sweetness.

Liz Phair

is literally a rockstar.
Hilary Price

Hilary Price

will make you laugh.

Liara Roux

is amplifying high-risk voices.

Sarah Ruhl

is pulling back the curtain.

Angela Saini

is rethinking things.

Carina del Valle Schorske

translates beautifully.

Lisa Scottoline

puts the best in bestselling.

Jennifer Senior

knows how you feel.

Sonia Shah

is wicked smart about wicked things.

Sarah Smarsh

knows which way the wind is blowing.

Virginia Sole-Smith

feeds our minds, bodies, and souls. 

Krish O’Mara Vignarajah

views the world with open arms.

Esmé Weijun Wang

is transforming limitations.

G. Willow Wilson

is a professional genre-bender and writes your favorite comic books.
Ilyon Woo

Ilyon Woo

is breathing life into history.

Kao Kalia Yang

is a writer without a country.

Jenny Zhang

will make you laugh, cry, and (maybe) gag.