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Linda Tirado      

Author On Poverty and the Working Class

Linda Tirado is an author, journalist and blind photographer. Originally from Utah, she’s lived a bit of everywhere but currently resides in Tennessee with her two kids.

Huffington Post calls her “the woman who accidentally explained poverty to the nation” and her bestselling first book, "Hand to Mouth," is used globally as a textbook in schools. In 2020, she was shot by police while on location reporting in Minneapolis.

She has vehement opinions about food service, makes killer martinis and is hard at work on her second book, which pertains to the history of police violence.

Speech Topics

Classism and Barriers To Entry

Voting Rights

Veterans’ Issues

Poverty Policy


Yes, My Abortion Decision Was Pro-Life - The Daily Beast
Linda Tirado. 12.02.15 10:00 PM ET. I am pro-life. Firmly. I believe in minimizing war casualties as moral imperative. I believe that allowing a single one of our ...

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