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Lindy West

USA

About

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, feminism, social justice, humour and body image.

Currently a weekly columnist at The Guardian and culture writer for GQ magazine, she was previously one of the most popular and prolific writers at feminist blog Jezebel.com.

Lindy's articles typically generate thousands of shares and retweets. In January 2015 her exposure was magnified by a segment aired on US national radio in which she confronted an internet troll who'd impersonated her dead father. The podcast and ensuing article went viral and were shared more than 85,000 times worldwide, gaining Lindy countless new followers.