Hello there! I'm Shannon Weber, author of Activists Assemble: We Are All Equal! (2021), Basher Civics: Democracy Rules! (2020), and Feminism in Minutes (2019). I'm a non-fiction writer with a Ph.D in Feminist Studies from the University of California. I'm also the Editorial and Social Media Manager for The Body Is Not An Apology, where I reach an audience of over 1 million in 147 countries by creating and curating educational content on the systemic oppression of marginalized communities and the empowerment found in radical self-love. My freelance writing has appeared in AlterNet, Bitch Magazine, Everyday Feminism, Teen Vogue, and more.
In my professor days, I taught intersectional feminist theory, US social movements, and women's and LGBTQ history at a number of colleges and universities in California and Massachusetts. At Tufts University, I received two student-nominated teaching awards. I've given talks on gender and sexuality at conferences and universities across the continental US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, from the University of Calgary to Harvard Law School and many sites in between. I've also been featured in a number of media outlets, including Boston NPR affiliate WGBH. Before all that, I graduated with honors from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Critical Social Thought.
These days, I can be found splitting my time between the west and east coasts of the US, spending quality time with my partner and pet children, planning post-COVID travel, and going down obscure historical rabbit holes. Some of my favorite things include spirituality and tarot, autumn and Halloween, the ocean, building solidarity with other queer femmes from working-class backgrounds, and dismantling white supremacy, fascism, and capitalism. I'm forever proud to be a millennial.
(Sidebar photograph by Ray Bernoff)