Writer Lindy West will speak on her newly released memoir “Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman.” Free and open to public
The Washington Post called “Shrill,” a New York Times bestseller, “an eloquent chronicle of the costs of activism,” with “beautiful, joyful writing” that is “acidly funny.” In 2016 it was named a best book of the year by National Public Radio, Esquire, the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Programs and the Odyssey Bookshop. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Writer, feminist, activist
Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer and editor whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor and body image. She is currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and a weekly columnist at The Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for “This American Life” about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father. She was also half of the duo who initiated #shoutyourabortion, which landed her on the cover of The New York Times. West was named “Internet’s Most Fascinating 2015” by Cosmopolitan.com.