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After graduating cum laude from Barnard College in 1992 with a degree in Art History, Amy Richards embarked on an unexpected career as a feminist activist, writer, and organizer. What began as a summer project, Freedom Summer ’92, a cross-country voter registration drive, eventually led Amy to co-found the Third Wave Foundation, a national organization for young feminist activists between the ages of 15 and 30. Amy’s leadership and visionary work launched her as a primary spokesperson and leading voice for contemporary feminist issues.

Amy lectures at dozens of venues each year and contributes, though her writings and media appearances, to the current public conversations on feminism. She also consults to many organizations and initiatives, including being a consulting producer on the HBO documentary "Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words" and an advisor to PBS documentary on the women’s movement in America, "MAKERS: Women Making America." Amy is also overseeing educational outreach for MAKERS and at work on a book to compliment the MAKER’s film and digital platform. Amy also works closely with Gloria Steinem on her writings.

Amy is most popularly known as the author of "Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future" (co-authored with Jennifer Baumgardner and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2000 with an anniversary and updated edition published in 2010) and as the voice behind Ask Amy, the online advice column she has run at feminist.com since 1995. Amy is also the author of "Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself," about feminism and motherhood, and the co-author of "Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism." She is also the editor of "I Still Believe Anita Hill," a collection of essays featuring Eve Ensler, Catharine MacKinnon, Lynn Nottage and others. Amy’s writings have appeared in The Nation, The LA Times, Bust, Ms. and numerous anthologies, including "Listen Up," "Body Outlaws" and "Catching A Wave" — where she has tackled issues ranging from plastic surgery to abortion politics. Amy was also the author of "Insight Guides: Shopping in New York City."

Amy has appeared in a range of media venues including "Charlie Rose," Fox’s "The O’Reilly Factor," "Oprah," "Talk of the Nation," New York One and CNN. Amy was first publicly distinguished as a leader in 1995 when Who Cares magazine chose her as one of 25 Young Visionaries. She has gone on to win accolades from Ms. magazine, which profiled her in “21 for the 21st: Leaders for the Next Century,” Women’s Enews, which in 2003 named her one of their “Leaders for the 21st Century,” the American Association of University Women, which chose her as a 2004 Woman of Distinction, and her alma mater, Barnard College, which honored her for her achievements in 2007.

For more than a decade, Amy led Third Wave as it grew from a small grassroots organization into a national institution. During her tenure Amy created and sustained the organization’s signature program areas and initiated public education projects such as “I Spy Sexism,” encouraging people to take action on the injustices that they witness every day, and “Why Vote?” Amy was also the interim project director for "Twilight: Los Angeles," a film by Anna Deavere Smith, where she oversaw a national educational program that addressed race in America. She has also worked with Scenarios USA helping with the distribution of their teen educational videos, and with the Columbia School of Public Health on a project addressing the long-term negative health consequences of welfare reform. She served as a cultural attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Russia where she consulted on women’s issues in that country. She is also very involved with the organizations on whose boards and advisory committees she serves, including the Sadie Nash Leadership Program, Chicken & Egg Productions, feminist.com, Ms. Magazine, and Fair Fund. In the summer of 2009 Amy was in residence at the writer’s retreat Hedgebrook. She is also a four-time marathon runner, a former NCAA Division I soccer player, an avid traveler, and a mother of two sons.

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Manifesta [10th Anniversary Edition]: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future

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After graduating cum laude from Barnard College in 1992 with a degree in Art History, Amy Richards embarked on an unexpected career as a feminist activist, writer, and organizer. What began as a summer project, Freedom Summer ’92, a cross-country voter registration drive, eventually led Amy to co-found the Third Wave Foundation, a national organization for young feminist activists between the ages of 15 and 30. Amy’s leadership and visionary work launched her as a primary spokesperson and leading voice for contemporary feminist issues.

Amy lectures at dozens of venues each year and contributes, though her writings and media appearances, to the current public conversations on feminism. She also consults to many organizations and initiatives, including being a consulting producer on the HBO documentary "Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words" and an advisor to PBS documentary on the women’s movement in America, "MAKERS: Women Making America." Amy is also overseeing educational outreach for MAKERS and at work on a book to compliment the MAKER’s film and digital platform. Amy also works closely with Gloria Steinem on her writings.

Amy is most popularly known as the author of "Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future" (co-authored with Jennifer Baumgardner and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2000 with an anniversary and updated edition published in 2010) and as the voice behind Ask Amy, the online advice column she has run at feminist.com since 1995. Amy is also the author of "Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself," about feminism and motherhood, and the co-author of "Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism." She is also the editor of "I Still Believe Anita Hill," a collection of essays featuring Eve Ensler, Catharine MacKinnon, Lynn Nottage and others. Amy’s writings have appeared in The Nation, The LA Times, Bust, Ms. and numerous anthologies, including "Listen Up," "Body Outlaws" and "Catching A Wave" — where she has tackled issues ranging from plastic surgery to abortion politics. Amy was also the author of "Insight Guides: Shopping in New York City."

Amy has appeared in a range of media venues including "Charlie Rose," Fox’s "The O’Reilly Factor," "Oprah," "Talk of the Nation," New York One and CNN. Amy was first publicly distinguished as a leader in 1995 when Who Cares magazine chose her as one of 25 Young Visionaries. She has gone on to win accolades from Ms. magazine, which profiled her in “21 for the 21st: Leaders for the Next Century,” Women’s Enews, which in 2003 named her one of their “Leaders for the 21st Century,” the American Association of University Women, which chose her as a 2004 Woman of Distinction, and her alma mater, Barnard College, which honored her for her achievements in 2007.

For more than a decade, Amy led Third Wave as it grew from a small grassroots organization into a national institution. During her tenure Amy created and sustained the organization’s signature program areas and initiated public education projects such as “I Spy Sexism,” encouraging people to take action on the injustices that they witness every day, and “Why Vote?” Amy was also the interim project director for "Twilight: Los Angeles," a film by Anna Deavere Smith, where she oversaw a national educational program that addressed race in America. She has also worked with Scenarios USA helping with the distribution of their teen educational videos, and with the Columbia School of Public Health on a project addressing the long-term negative health consequences of welfare reform. She served as a cultural attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Russia where she consulted on women’s issues in that country. She is also very involved with the organizations on whose boards and advisory committees she serves, including the Sadie Nash Leadership Program, Chicken & Egg Productions, feminist.com, Ms. Magazine, and Fair Fund. In the summer of 2009 Amy was in residence at the writer’s retreat Hedgebrook. She is also a four-time marathon runner, a former NCAA Division I soccer player, an avid traveler, and a mother of two sons.

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  • How much does it cost to book Amy Richards?

    Booking fees for Amy Richards, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amy Richards, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Amy Richards?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amy Richards for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amy Richards for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amy Richards or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amy Richards or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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