Andrea is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color and co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States.
She writes and speaks extensively on national and local policing issues, focusing on the experiences of Black women and women of color and LGBTQ people of color. For articles or to book a speaking engagement contact her.
Excerpt: Communities Need to Reduce Violence Against Women of Color Without Police was originally published 8/31/2017 on Truth-Out Read more about Invisible No More on this page. Invisible No More is a timely examination of police violence against Black women, Indigenous women and other women of color. “Thanks to Andrea Ritchie’s thorough research and raw storytelling,” says […]
Excerpt: How Black Women’s Bodies Are Violated As Soon As They Enter School was originally published 8/16/2017 on The Guardian website’s series on American police. Read more about Invisible No More on this page. In the final part of our series on policing in America, writer Andrea J Ritchie documents how girls of color as young as five […]
Excerpt: The War On Drugs is a War on Women of Color was originally published 7/31/2017 on LitHub. Read more about Invisible No More on this page. On The Disproportionate Impact Of Police Violence On Women Of Color Two and a half decades after the 1991 beating of Rodney King was broadcast on TV, another bystander captured […]
Excerpt: The Violent Policing of Black Motherhood was originally published 8/1/2017 on Salon.com. Read more about Invisible No More on this page. “She had told the officers she was pregnant when they first took out the Taser” Malaika Brooks, 33 years old and seven months pregnant, was driving her 11-year-old son to school in Seattle one November morning […]
Excerpt: The War On Drugs is a War on Women of Color was originally published 8/3/2017 on LongReads. Read more about Invisible No More on this page. Women of color are disproportionately targeted by the war on drugs and broken windows policing. The war on drugs has become a largely unannounced war on women, particularly women of color. […]
Excerpt: This Is How Women Of Color Are Affected By Police Brutality was originally published 8/1/2017 on Huffpost Women. Read more about Invisible No More on this page. An excerpt adapted from Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with Permission from Beacon Press. It is not […]
Excerpt: Why We Need a World Without Police was originally published 8/1/2017 on ColorLines.com. Read more about Invisible No More on this page. In this selection from her new book “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color,” Ritchie breaks down the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to state sanctioned […]
On sale August 1st from Beacon Press, Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. Placing stories of individual women—such as Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall—in the broader context of the twin […]
Earlier this year, I published Policing Race Gender and Sex A Review of Law Enforcement Policies which summarizes the results of my research as a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow in terms of police policies governing: police profiling, police sexual violence, police interactions with LGBTQ people, police confiscation and citation of condoms as evidence of intent […]
Andrea is co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women published in 2015 by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. Say Her Name sheds light on Black women’s experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice that centers all Black […]