Alida Brill is a feminist author, social critic and advocate for women and girls. She has written and spoken about the personal and public issues surrounding women and chronic illness, and questions of medical privacy. Dancing at the River’s Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate a Life With Chronic Illness is a personal dual memoir, was written in collaboration with her physician Dr. Michael Lockshin.
She is a passionate advocate for a new and intergenerational 21st century feminist dialogue.
Alida Brill was the program officer of a national research program on the lives of women and men at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York. She was a co-convener of the Women’s Dialogue US/USSR, which provided exchanges between American and Soviet women on issues relating to women’s lives and domestic policies. She has served as a consultant and board member for several non-profit organizations, including The Feminist Press.
Alida lives in New York City.