At a glance:Mikki Kendall is a writer, diversity consultant, and occasional feminist who talks a lot about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events. She has discussed race, feminism, education, food politics, police violence, tech, and pop culture at institutions and universities across the country.
Mikki Kendall is a writer, diversity consultant, and occasional feminist who talks a lot about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events. Her essays can be found at TIME, the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, Salon, The Boston Globe, NBC, Bustle, Islamic Monthly, and a host of other sites. Her media appearances include BBC, NPR, the Daily Show, PBS, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WVON, WBEZ, and Showtime. She has discussed race, feminism, education, food politics, police violence, tech, and pop culture at institutions and universities across the country.
She is the author of AMAZONS, ABOLITIONISTS, AND ACTIVISTS (illustrated by A. D’Amico), and of HOOD FEMINISM, both from Penguin Random House.
Below is a select list of some of the many organizations at which Mikki has spoken:
- Butler University
- Fordham University
- Melbourne Writers Festival
- San Diego Comic-Con
- Stanford University
- UC Davis
- Rutgers University
- Queens College
- American Library Association
- Chicago Humanities Festival
- Chicago Public Library
Hood Feminism: The Feminism White Women Forgot – and How To Find ItSub Topics: Career, Race, Women, Politics, Pop Culture
Allyship in Racial JusticeSub Topics: Race, Women, Politics, Current Events
Our Town: Creating a System That Takes Care of the PeopleSub Topics: Race, Politics, Economics, Policing
The Master's Tools, The Master's House: Danger, Bias, and Justice in TechnologySub Topics: Race, Politics, Policing, Journalism, Technology
There is No Wrong Way to Fight For Your Life: Contemporary Racial JusticeSub Topics: Race, Politics, Policing, Technology, Journalism, Women
The Narrowest Road: COVID-19, Radical Empathy, and a New WorldSub Topics: History, Race, Politics, Women, Current Events
The Thick Blue Line: Envisioning A World Without PoliceSub Topics: Race, Politics, Policing, Current Events
The Internet Experience of Speaking OutSub Topics: Race, Women, Pop Culture, Comics, Publishing, Technology
A Community Garden: Tending, Not Landscaping, Our NeighborhoodsSub Topics: Race, Economics, Politics, Policing, Housing
History Goes Graphic: Bringing Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists to LifeSub Topics: Writing, Comics, History, Research, Pop Culture, Career
Nerding While Black: Representation, Culture, and NarrativeRace, Women, Pop Culture, Publishing, Comics, Film/TV
Hot Sauce in Her Bag: The Culture, Identity, and Politics of FoodSub Topics: Race, Politics, Food, Career
Mikki did an AMAZING job representing the issues and I believe as a result people will learn about food injustice, but more importantly change their attitudes and behavior!
Mikki.....You are amazing -- such a good interview. Inspiring, motivating, thought-provoking and warm. All of those things. Thanks very much for your time.
—YWCA of Chicago