Lindy West

United States

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. In 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an Internet troll who impersonated her dead father. She also was listed as “Internet’s Most Fascinating of 2015” by Cosmopolitan.com, and helped launch the viral #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag in defense of women’s reproductive rights. Her memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, released earlier this year, has received extensive praise from personalities like Lena Dunham and Ira Glass. lindywest.net, @thelindywest