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Rebecca Walker is the author of the memoirs Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love; and editor of the anthologies To Be Real, What Makes a Man, and One Big Happy Family. Her writing has appeared in Bookforum, Newsweek, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, Vibe, and Interview, among many other publications, and she blogs regularly for The Root. Visit www.rebeccawalker.com, follow her on Twitter @rebeccawalker, and take her master class, The Art of Memoir in Maui this February or June.

Blog Entries by Rebecca Walker

Anita Hill Woke Us Up

35 Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 11:24:40 (EST)

Close your eyes. Can you remember what you were doing in October of 1991? Zoom in on the crisp fall days of the Senate hearings when Anita Hill stood up and told her truth. Can you see it?

I can. I was a senior at Yale, and I had a...

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Egypt's Nawal El Saadawi: "We Will Not Let Egypt Burn"

Posted February 14, 2011 | 13:00:45 (EST)

Nawal El Saadawi -- an Egyptian psychiatrist, scholar, novelist, feminist and activist -- has been agitating for change in her home country for more than 50 years. An outspoken opponent of female genital mutilation, she was fired from her position as Egypt's director of health education in 1972. When President...

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5 Tools to Help You Focus on the Good

Posted February 9, 2011 | 17:27:00 (EST)

Rebecca Walker shares five ways out of the muck for all those not immediately feeling the happy new year vibe.

Writing Prompt: What inspires you to focus on the good?

The dawn of 2011 has been mixed. Healthy family, busy writing life, and beautiful Hawaiian rain. Watched "Inception" and "

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Does This Lego Toy Send the Wrong Message to Children?

Posted January 18, 2011 | 03:04:00 (EST)

Believe me, I do not want to cast aspersions on the famous Danish toy company that goes by the name "Lego Group." My six-year-old is in love with the little plastic blocks and plays with them for hours at a time, leaving me to tap away blissfully on this keyboard...

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Love is Blind

Posted October 25, 2010 | 18:52:42 (EST)

Written by Kristen Witucki

The T-shirts a friend gave us our first Christmas out of the closet proclaim this message inclusively via puff paint in both print and Braille. The phrase usually implies love's majesty over visual attraction or its ability to hide lovers' faults from one another. But what...

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Late Bloomers

Posted September 29, 2010 | 17:11:59 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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My Indigo Girl

Posted September 13, 2010 | 15:32:21 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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The Fishbowl and the Family

Posted August 27, 2010 | 16:56:55 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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Letters to Keep Us Off the Ledge

Posted August 6, 2010 | 12:14:51 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release, I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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What Makes a Man

Posted July 7, 2010 | 18:33:55 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release, I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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An Atypical Engagement: Brooke Berman's Happy Family

Posted June 24, 2010 | 13:44:11 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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Enabling the Dead: A Gringa's Day of the Dead Altar

Posted June 16, 2010 | 12:45:34 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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Epilepsy: A Family Love Story

Posted June 9, 2010 | 16:40:43 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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A Wonderful Surprise: Jen Deaderick's Happy Family

Posted June 1, 2010 | 17:16:42 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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This Is My Daughter's Mother: Dawn Friedman's Happy Family

Posted May 25, 2010 | 16:38:55 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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After Mom, Dad: Lily Diamond's Happy Family

Posted May 14, 2010 | 13:55:36 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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Putting the Queer in Pioneer: Tania Katan's Happy Family

Posted May 7, 2010 | 14:51:20 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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Growing Up With An Incarcerated Father: Tracy McMillan's Happy Family

Posted April 21, 2010 | 19:27:47 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from "One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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Areva Martin's Happy Family

Posted April 7, 2010 | 13:05:48 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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Mindy Lewis's Happy Family

Posted March 29, 2010 | 15:52:59 (EST)

It's One Big Happy Family season here at This Writer's Life. In celebration of the book's paperback release I have asked a number of the writers from One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly...

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