Bee Lavender is an activist, author, entrepreneur, and expat. Her contributions as a social media pioneer caused Time Magazine to call her a “reigning mother superior,” and she was the CEO of a startup acquired by Facebook. She is currently the founder and CEO of a computer security company.
Bee is the critically-acclaimed author of Lessons in Taxidermy and editor of the anthologies Breeder and Mamaphonic. She has written for The Guardian, Salon, Catapult, Bust, Bitch, and appeared on many NPR and BBC Radio programs. Her writing regularly appears in anthologies in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Her work in technology and publishing has been reviewed and featured in a wide array of outlets like Wired, Fast Company, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Times, Time Out, The New Yorker, and Utne Reader.
Bee Lavender was born and raised on a peninsula west of Seattle. She currently lives in London and NYC.
Her powerful, elegant memoir should be read by everyone.... as an example of what truly well-written and unflinching self-examination can be like.
Witnessing her strength and sheer determination to live makes this striking book completely engrossing.
You know how sometimes you read a book that's so powerful, you find you keep flipping to the back to look at the author's photo? Lessons in Taxidermy has that effect.
Lavender's memoir is exquisite, precise and deeply affecting from beginning to end.