Public Academic,
Writer & Lecturer

Public Academic, Writer & Lecturer

Rachel Cargle is an Akron, Ohio born public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms engage a community of over 1.8 million through which Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world. Her upcoming book, I Don’t Want Your Love and Light with The Dial Press/Penguin Random House, is an examination of feminism through the lens of race and how we are in relationship with ourselves and one another.

Rachel Cargle is an Akron, Ohio born public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms engage a community of over 1.8 million through which Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world. Her upcoming book, I Don’t Want Your Love and Light with The Dial Press/Penguin Random House, is an examination of feminism through the lens of race and how we are in relationship with ourselves and one another.

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Monthly self paced, self priced learning collective, committed to celebrating and highlighting the genius of academics of colour. 

We have created an online learning platform rooted in providing resources and critical discourse to aid in unlearning. I believe that knowledge leads to action. The Great Unlearn platform is used to both provide education and inspire meaningful action. 

Become a Patreon member and access monthly syllabi, reading lists and live lectures from experts and academics covering topics from the History of Race and America’s Birth story, to Black eco-feminism and much more. 

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Rachel is a philanthropic innovator. She is the Founder and President of The Loveland Foundation, Inc., a non-profit she began after a widely successful birthday fundraiser that evolved into Therapy For Black Women and Girls. The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, prioritizing opportunity, access, validation and healing, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Since inception under a year ago, The Loveland Foundation has offered hundreds of free hours of therapy to Black women and girls.

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Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre is an innovative literary centre designed to amplify and celebrate marginalized voices. Our catalog highlights promotes, amplifies, celebrates, and honors the work of writers who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social, and academic canons. Through curated collections of own voices’ narratives,Elizabeth’s seeks to educate and re-shape the lens of readers—how they see themselves and how they view the world.

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In addition to her talk on the TEDx stage, and her appearance on Red Table Talk, her public lecture Unpacking White Feminism has been featured on campuses around the country including American University, Yale and Harvard. Along with a monthly column on HarpersBazar.com, her work has been featured in The washington Post, Glamour Magazine, PopSugar, Afropunk, Essence, Huffington Post, and Refinery 29.

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