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Activist Lindy West to Speak at KU

October 5, 2016

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Writer and author Lindy West will speak on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. West will be speaking about her first published book titled "Shrill", a book describing how to survive in a world where not all stories and bodies are created equal. This event is free and open to the public.

West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, The Stranger and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. Her first book, a memoir called "Shrill", is out now from Hachette Books.

For more information contact the Kutztown University Women's Center at