Rebecca Alexander is an author, psychotherapist, disability advocate, group fitness instructor, and extreme athlete who is almost completely blind and deaf. Rebecca has a thriving psychotherapy practice with two masters’ degrees from Columbia University.
She is the narrator of PBS American Master’s biopic about Helen Keller. She has presented for TEDx, and has been featured on many TV shows and in numerous publications. Additionally, Rebecca has been honored with prestigious awards for her advocacy work, and has been the keynote speaker for esteemed organizations. Participating in the 600-mile AIDS Lifecycle ride, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, swimming from Alcatraz to the shore in the San Francisco Bay, and competing in the Civilian Military Combine (CMC) races add to Rebecca’s extraordinary feats.
Her critically acclaimed memoir, Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found received several awards and is currently in development to be made into a major motion picture by Netflix Studios. Rebecca currently serves as a board director at the Usher Syndrome Society.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she currently lives in New York City.