Alix Olson is an internationally touring spoken word artist-activist.

One part peace vigil, one part protest rally, and one part joyful raucous concert, Alix ignites audiences everywhere she performs. Howard Zinn (historian/activist) calls Alix “an ingenious poet, a brilliant performer, a funny person, a serious thinker. Quite simply, extraordinary.”

“a red-hot, fire-bellied, feminismo-spewin’ volcano. plus she rhymes. listen to her now!” ~Alison Bechdel


Alix is represented by SpeakOut Speakers and Artists for college bookings: Visit, email, or call 510.601.0182.  For all other bookings email Click here to contact Alix.



Produced by rock musician Melissa Ferrick, Alix’s entirely crowd-funded latest CD Protagonist is folk-rock spoken word at its politically fiercest! With her trademark humor, Olson tackles everything from the dark side of “Progress” to the universalizing idea of “Womanhood.”

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“…an advocate for grassroots truth.” ~Utne Magazine

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Alix is currently booking college shows for Spring 2016! (She would love to see you for National Coming Out Events, Poetry and Women’s Month!) Please contact her manager Felicia Gustan at:

 about Alix Olson’s Word Warriors

“It’s difficult to find role models who’ve stood up to the system and lived to tell the tale. Each and every one of the writers in this collection is a role model for anyone who wants to change the world. And if I’m feeling scared, powerless, sad, or less than, this is the book I intend to read to get my courage up.”

—Kate Bornstein, author of Hello, Cruel World and Gender Outlaw

Learn more about Word Warriors:35 women leaders in the spoken word revolution