Shannon Weber is the author of the forthcoming book Feminism in Minutes (Quercus Books) as well as a contributing author to The Feminism Book (DK, 2019). She is a writer at The Body Is Not An Apology and works as a contributing writer at Bitch Media. Her work has also appeared in AlterNet, Everyday Feminism, Fodor's Travel, Patheos Pagan, Teen Vogue, and more.
Shannon holds a Ph.D in Feminist Studies from the University of California and a Bachelor of Arts (high honors) from Mount Holyoke College. She has held positions as a gender studies professor at some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States, including Tufts University, Brandeis University, Northeastern University, and Wellesley College. Her scholarship has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals and in a Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology. An expert on issues of gender and sexuality, she has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including Boston NPR affiliate WGBH.
Born in Los Angeles, Shannon spent most of her childhood in the Inland Northwest, where she grew up in a working-class home. She has been writing poetry, songs, and novels since elementary school. Living for over a decade in a majority-white, evangelical Christian, Republican region known for white supremacist groups taught her many early lessons about oppression, but it also politicized her from a young age and pushed her to pursue her wildest dreams. Subsequently, she was the first in her family to attend a four-year college. She is currently writing a memoir about these experiences.
Shannon lives in Boston with her partner of five years, her precious dog daughter Francesca, and her cat child Olivia. When she's not writing and consuming way too much news, she enjoys road trips across New England, consulting the tarot, dissolving her worries in the sea, and looking forward to Halloween season. She's proud to be part of the simultaneously most educated and financially screwed generation yet.