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Rachel Cargle

2020 Speaker

RACHEL CARGLE is an Akron, Ohio born public academic, writer and philanthropic innovator. Her upcoming book with The Dial Press, Penguin Random House, I Don’t Want Your Love and Light, examines the intersection of race, feminism, and womanhood and how we are in relationship with ourselves and one another. Cargle is the founder and president of The Loveland Foundation, Inc., her non-profit offering free therapy to Black women and girls. She recently launched The Great Unlearn, a self-paced, self-priced community utilizing Cargle’s monthly curated social syllabi. As a gift to her younger self, she created Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre, currently an online independent bookstore and innovative literacy center designed to amplify, celebrate and honor the work of writers who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social and academic canons. Cargle has been featured on TEDX and Red Table Talk, is a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar, and has been featured in The Washington Post, Glamour magazine UK, Essence magazine, Refinery 29, Forbes and The New Yorker magazine. @rachelcargle