Rebecca Solnit

Puffin Foundation Fellow

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is a Puffin Foundation Fellow at Type Media Center and the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and catastrophe. Her books include “Orwell’s Roses,” as well as “Recollections of My Nonexistence;” “Hope in the Dark; Men Explain Things to Me;” and “A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster.” A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school (at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism), she writes regularly for The Guardian and LitHub, and serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International.

http://rebeccasolnit.net/

Books

Recollections of My Nonexistence

In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas

Highlights

How Buddhism has changed the west for the better

We are not who we were very long ago. A lot of new ideas have emerged from Buddhism and other traditions emphasizing compassion, equality, nonviolence and critical perspectives on materialism and capitalism.

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Despite having fled the mob on 6 January, many congressmen are openly fleeing the truth about what happened that day

Why are US rightwingers so angry? Because they know social change is coming

The American right might win the occasional battle – but they will never win the war against progress.