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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“…an advocate for grassroots truth.” ~Utne Magazine
“Anti-war, anti-gender oppression and anti-intolerance, folk poet and spoken-word artist Alix Olson really isn’t the negative type. She’s the patriarchy’s worst nightmare- a loudmouthed spitfire with a wicked wit and an elegant way with zinging the powers that be.”
I pull up in front of a charming Massachusetts country home, with a black Subaru and a red pick-up truck parked in the driveway (lesbian home, anyone?), overlooking a flooding river. Rachel bounds out in mud boots to greet me and direct my parking. We settle in front of a roaring fire with mugs of coffee and have a chat.
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