Mikki Kendall

Mikki Kendall is a writer, speaker, and diversity consultant whose work tackles race, intersectionality, policing, gender, and many other topics. Her New York Times and IndieBound bestselling essay collection Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot was published in February 2020 by Viking Books, and was named one of TIME‘s Must-Read Books of 2020, and has sold in six foreign territories. Her writing can be found in various outlets including Time.com, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, Salon, xoJane, Bustle, and Islamic Monthly, and was anthologized in Wonder Women of History from DC Comics. She has been interviewed by a number of media outlets including the BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, Showtime, and appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Good Morning America. Known as @Karnythia on Twitter, she has over 150,000 followers and created a number of viral hashtags, including #solidarityisforwhitewomen, #HistoricPOC, and #fasttailedgirls. She is also the author of the graphic novel Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights. She lives with her family in Chicago.


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