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Alida Brill is an author, social critic and advocate for women and girls. Her work and expertise span diverse topics. She has written and spoken about the personal and public issues surrounding women and chronic illness, and questions of medical…Full Bio Below »
Areas of ExpertiseWomen and Chronic Illness, Health Research Advocacy for Girls and Women with Autoimmune Disease, Health, Politics, Social Justice
Alida Brill is an author, social critic and advocate for women and girls. Her work and expertise span diverse topics. She has written and spoken about the personal and public issues surrounding women and chronic illness, and questions of medical privacy. She is a passionate advocate for a new and intergenerational 21st century feminist dialogue. Her earlier work on the status of freedom, civil liberties and social justice has taken on new meaning in the era of fear in our post-9-11 world.
Her most recent book is Dancing at the River's Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate a Life With Chronic Illness (Schaffner Press, 2009), a dual memoir with her physician Michael D. Lockshin, M.D.
She is also the author of Nobody’s Business: The Paradoxes of Privacy (1990); and co-author of the landmark book, Dimensions of Tolerance: What Americans Believe About Civil Liberties (1983). She is the editor of A Rising Public Voice: Women in Politics Worldwide (1995). Her writing appears in popular and professional periodicals and journals and on webzines.
She has been a featured speaker at a variety of conferences and a guest lecturer at many universities and colleges in the Unites States and abroad. A frequent contributor to anthologies, her longer essays and monographs include: “Tomorrowland at 40: Lakewood, California,” in Rethinking Los Angeles (1996); “From the Shards,” in To Mend the World: Women Reflect on 9/11 (2002).