Kenrya Rankin

Kenrya Rankin is a Knobler Fellow at Type Media Center. Her work amplifies the lived experiences, advocacy and joy of people of color. She is the author of five books, including How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance (Bold Type Books, 2019) and Anti-Racism: Powerful Voices, Inspiring Ideas (Spruce Books, 2020). A 20-year editorial veteran, she most recently served as senior editorial director at Colorlines. Rankin’s work has appeared in dozens of national publications, including the New York Times, Reader’s DigestEbony, Fast Company and Vanity Fair, and has been translated into 21 languages. She currently serves as an editorial consultant and executive producer and co-host of The Turn On podcast. A Cleveland native, she is a graduate of Howard University and New York University.

Rankin is writing a book that explores the ways white supremacy threatens the health of Black women, and lifts up the community-driven practices Black women have built to save their own lives. It will be published by Bold Type Books.

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