- Geographic Location: North America
- Age: 5
Rebecca Walker is the author of the international bestseller Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self (Riverhead Books) and the editor of What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine The Future (Riverhead Books) and To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism (Anchor/Doubleday). She is the recipient of the Alex Award from the American Library Association, as well as fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. In 1997 Rebecca cofounded the Third Wave Foundation, the only national, philanthropic organization for women aged fifteen to thirty that supports young women's health, education, and activism. When she was twenty-five, Time magazine named Rebecca one of fifty future leaders of America. Rebecca grew up in New York and San Francisco and graduated with honors from Yale University. She currently hosts a series on new masculinity on Pacifica Radio, and in 1997 she made her acting debut in Primary Colors, a Mike Nichols film. Rebecca is also currently at work on a second memoir and a third anthology, and she divides what time she has left after giving birth to her son, Tenzin, between New York City and Northern California. Her mother is the prominent African American writer Alice Walker.
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