Profile: Mikki Kendall (1976-)

 

Mikki Kendall  is an author  Her work often focuses on current events, media representation, the politics of food, and the history of the feminist movement. Penguin Random House published her graphic novel Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists in 2019, while her political-nonfiction book Hood Feminism was released in early 2020.

Career

A veteran of the United States Army, Kendall worked in government service until 2013 when she left her job at the Department of Veterans Affairs to pursue her writing career full-time.

She is recognizable as a member of Black Twitter. Kendall is also the creator of the viral Twitter hashtags #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen,  which criticized racism in the feminist movement, as well as #FastTailedGirls, a reference to the hypersexualization of Black girls, and #FoodGentrification, about the marginalization of traditional foods by commercial interest. 

Kendall edited the science-fiction anthology Hidden Youth for Crossed Genres Press in 2016. Kendall’s graphic novel history Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights was released in November 2019 by Ten Speed Press  and her political-nonfiction book Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women a Movement Forgot was released in February 2020 by Viking Books.

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