Rebecca CarrollsqRebecca Carroll: High Profile Voice on Racial, Feminist, and Other Equality Issues
Writer/Producer, WNYC, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times
Twitter: @rebel19
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebcarroll
Website: http://iamrebeccacarroll.com/


Bio: Producer/ Writer, WNYC New York Public Radio, The Guardian, The LA Times—critic-at-large with focus on race and culture; previously, Director of Digital Media & Marketing, Scenarios USA; Launched HuffPost Black Voices for The Huffington Post

Innovating in Field of Work:

  • ‘Impact hire’ at WNYC to produce series of special projects on race.
  • Critically acclaimed podcast in partnership with The Nation magazine: There Goes the Neighborhood, looks at race and gentrification in Brooklyn.
  • Written five books of interview-based narrative nonfiction about race.
  • Opinion column for the Guardian on race, racism, interracial adoption, social inequality, intersectional feminism and the media
  • Critic at large LA Times

Impact:

  • Book Sugar in the Raw features stories and voices about black girls growing up in America—described as life-changing by those featured.

Role Model:

  • Has mentored several young black women throughout career, most recently participating in the Gloria Steinem Media Mentoring Program/Rutgers U.

Reinvention / Risk / Momentum:

  • Tireless in efforts to center the conversation on changing the language and shifting paradigms in regard to systemic racism in America.
  • Left journalism temporarily after racial workplace incidents and worked with nonprofit for year, with teenagers black and brown mostly

“When the opportunity to come back to the newsroom at WNYC presented itself, I knew that I could only take the job if I was not merely allowed to bring all of my experience and critical thinking regarding race, but to also harness that experience and critical thinking as a creative force that I can lead with. And that is what I am doing.”