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

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Alix is represented by SpeakOut Speakers and Artists for college bookings: Visit speakoutnow.org, email info@speakoutnow.org, or call 510.601.0182.  For all other bookings email booking@alixolson.com. Click here to contact Alix.

Protagonist

Protagonist

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 Olson the Protagonist

Alix Olson the Protagonist

“…she weaves between critiques of capitalism and consumerism, patriarchy and misogyny—topics that brought her to our attention many years ago—albeit with slightly changed perspective of motherhood.”

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100 Women We Love 2016

100 Women We Love 2016

Alix Olson is a bonafide superstar of the spoken word community. She’s released three albums (“Protagonist,” “Independence Meal” and “Built Like That”); been the editor of a spoken word anthology (“Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution”);...

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 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