Best Selling Author, Diversity Consultant & Feminist

Mikki Kendall
Speaking Fee: $10,000 to $20,000

Travels From: ORD - Chicago (All Airports)

Primary Topic Category: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) / Social Justice

Secondary Topic Category: African American & Black


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Mikki Kendall At A Glance:

Mikki Kendall is a writer, activist, essayist and social media commentator known for her incisive commentary on social justice issues. She has discussed race, feminism, education, police violence, and pop culture at institutions and universities across the country. Mikki has dedicated her career to fighting for gender equality. As a keynote speaker, she is a frequent guest at global conferences and events focusing on the importance of intersectionality in feminism and how all movements for social justice must work together to create real change. Mikki is passionate about social justice and works to make the world a better place for everyone.

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.

  • Hood Feminism: The Feminism White Women Forgot – and How To Find It

    Sub Topics: Career, Race, Women, Politics, Pop Culture
  • Allyship in Racial Justice

    Sub Topics: Race, Women, Politics, Current Events
  • Our Town: Creating a System That Takes Care of the People

    Sub Topics: Race, Politics, Economics, Policing
  • The Master's Tools, The Master's House: Danger, Bias, and Justice in Technology

    Sub Topics: Race, Politics, Policing, Journalism, Technology
  • There is No Wrong Way to Fight For Your Life: Contemporary Racial Justice

    Sub Topics: Race, Politics, Policing, Technology, Journalism, Women
  • The Narrowest Road: COVID-19, Radical Empathy, and a New World

    Sub Topics: History, Race, Politics, Women, Current Events
  • The Thick Blue Line: Envisioning A World Without Police

    Sub Topics: Race, Politics, Policing, Current Events
  • The Internet Experience of Speaking Out

    Sub Topics: Race, Women, Pop Culture, Comics, Publishing, Technology
  • A Community Garden: Tending, Not Landscaping, Our Neighborhoods

    Sub Topics: Race, Economics, Politics, Policing, Housing
  • History Goes Graphic: Bringing Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists to Life

    Sub Topics: Writing, Comics, History, Research, Pop Culture, Career
  • Nerding While Black: Representation, Culture, and Narrative

    Race, Women, Pop Culture, Publishing, Comics, Film/TV
  • Hot Sauce in Her Bag: The Culture, Identity, and Politics of Food

    Sub Topics: Race, Politics, Food, Career
What a fantastic night!  Mikki was absolutely amazing this evening.  She connected so well with our students and broader audience and laid down essential truths and insights with such great wit and clarity.  The private session afterwards with selected students went very well, too.  It was a great pleasure and privilege to welcome Mikki to Simpson College virtually; we hope she can pay a visit in person someday soon!  It was wonderful to work with you, as well.  Thank you for making the entire process so smooth and rewarding

— Simpson College

Everything was great. Mikki was accessible and terrific. I've gotten lots of positive feedback from our community about her presentation!

— Riverdale Country School

Mikki Kendall is an incisive thinker and electrifying speaker!  We were thrilled to have her as a panelist at our pre-election event (2020) on the importance of intersectional approaches that center racial, gender, and social justice in contemporary politics.

— The University of Chicago

Thank you so much for joining us!   That was one of the most engaged Q&A sessions we’ve had…and I can’t thank you enough for taking the extra time to answer all of the group’s questions…..even some of our quieter, somewhat less engaged students jumped in.  I received several texts and emails last night praising the talk – people really appreciated the combination of theory and concrete examples you offered.  Looking forward to your next book!

— Mississippi State University

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!

— Kellogg's

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

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