A searing and fearless anthology of essays exploring the profound impact of money on women’s lives, edited by prominent feminist and writer Rebecca Walker.
Women Talk Money is a groundbreaking collection that lifts the veil on what women talk about when they talk about money; it unflinchingly recounts the power of money to impact health, define relationships, and shape identity. The collection includes previously unpublished essays by trailblazing writers, activists, and models, such as Alice Walker, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Rachel Cargle, Tracy McMillan, Cameron Russell, Sonya Renee Taylor, Adrienne Maree Brown, and more, with Rebecca Walker as editor.
In this provocative anthology, we discover a family that worships money even as it tears them apart; we read about the “financial death sentence” a transgender woman must confront to live as herself. We trace the journey of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who finally makes enough money to discover her spiritual impoverishment; we follow a stressful email exchange between an unsympathetic university financial officer and a desperate family who can’t afford to pay their daughter’s tuition, and more.
This collection is a clarion call to conduct honest conversations that demystify and transform the role money plays in our lives. Dazzlingly resonant and deeply familiar, Women Talk Money is a revelation.
About the Author
Rebecca Walker has contributed to the global conversation about race, gender, power, and the evolution of the human family for three decades. Since graduating from Yale, she has authored and edited seven bestselling books. Walker has written, developed, and produced film and television projects with Warner Brothers, NBC Universal, Amazon, HBO, and Paramount, and spoken at over four hundred universities and corporate campuses internationally, including Harvard, The Whitney Museum, and TEDx Lund. Walker cofounded the Third Wave Fund, which makes grants to women and transgender youth working for social justice. Walker has won many awards, including the Women Who Could Be President Award from the League of Women Voters, was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation, and continues to teach her masterclass, The Art of Memoir.
“These riveting essays will inspire, challenge, and force you to confront and reimagine your relationship with money. I cannot recommend it enough.”— Rachel Rodgers, Esq., author of We Should All Be Millionaires
“This book reads like lightning and works like a floodlight. A page-turner filled with enlightening. If you want to feel rich, read this book!” — Susan Cheever, Guggenheim Fellow and Bestselling author of Home Before Dark
“This book is a gift I wish my younger self could have read as I worked to discover a healthy relationship with money. Each essay here, each secret told, helps anchor our money stories in values, based on a beautiful dance between power and love.” — Zainab Salbi, author of Freedom is an Inside Job, and Founder of Women for Women International
“Women Talk Money is required reading. I didn’t realize how alone I was feeling, and now, like with most great books, I feel held.” — Noor Tagouri, podcast producer of Sold in America
“The road to financial competence can be complex, scary, and seemingly impossible. This book let’s you know that you're not alone.” —Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, New York Times bestselling author of Get Good with Money
“This powerful book helps us navigate our narratives around lack, abundance, well-being, privilege, oppression, suffering, and joy. We are reminded that money isn't everything and money impacts everything.” — Layla F. Saad, New York Times bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy
"The collection contains universal truths as well as uniquely American ones.. Thoughtful and expansive... A worthy read." —Kirkus Reviews