Rachel Cargle


Rachel Cargle is an Akron, Ohio, born writer, entrepreneur, and philanthropic innovation. Her work and upcoming book with Penguin Random House centers the reimagining of womanhood, solidarity and self, and how we are in relationship with ourselves and one another. In 2018, she founded The Loveland Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit offering free therapy to Black women and girls. Her umbrella company, The Loveland Group, houses a collection of Rachel’s social ventures including The Great Unlearn, a self-paced, donation-based learning community; The Great Unlearn for Young Learners, an online learning space for young folks launching in 2022; and Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre, an innovative literacy space designed to amplify, celebrate, and honor the work of writers who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social, and academic canons. Rachel is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Forbes and Essence. Rachel lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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